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The Great Unraveling Begins: Distraction, Lies, Infighting, Betrayal

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds The good news is renewal becomes possible when the entire rotten status quo collapses in a putrid heap. There are two basic pathways to systemic collapse: external shocks or internal decay. The two … Continue reading

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The U.S. Economy In Two Words: Asymmetric Gains

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds The Status Quo is in trouble if the bottom 95% wake up to the asymmetric gains that are the only possible output of our hyper-financialized economy. The core dynamic of the U.S. … Continue reading

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Our Protected, Predatory Oligarchy: Dirty Secrets, Dirty Lies

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds If you want to understand why the status quo is unraveling, start by examining the feudal structure of our society, politics and economy. The revelations coming to light about Hollywood Oligarch Harvey … Continue reading

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The Entire Status Quo Is a Fraud

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Fraud as a way of life caters an extravagant banquet of consequences. This can’t be said politely: the entire status quo in America is a fraud. The financial system is a fraud. … Continue reading

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