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Charles Hugh Smith

Benzinga Contributor

March 09, 2012 11:42 AM
The Ministry of Propaganda and its media minions are announcing that "job growth is on a tear" and the "best growth since 2006." How about we look un ...
March 02, 2012 9:24 AM
Is the U.S. really a post-oil economy? One way to gauge the real economy is to look at charts of the GDP, wages, household debt and the price of oil; ...
February 24, 2012 9:55 AM
Charting gasoline prices against income and GDP provides some interesting results. Since rapidly rising gasoline prices are in the news, let's lo ...
February 21, 2012 10:45 AM
As the U.S. dollar strengthens against other currencies, the phantom corporate profits generated by a devaluing dollar will vanish. One of the dirty l ...
February 12, 2012 9:33 AM
I asked frequent contributor Zeus Yiamouyiannis to comment on the coming Greek default. Here is his insightful response. Greece is the epicente ...
November 23, 2011 11:25 AM
When 86% of Americans have a chronic lifestyle illness, then the national security of the nation is at risk. Every once in a while a report surfaces ...
October 10, 2011 4:23 AM
Does anyone take the Merkel-Sarkozy dog and pony show seriously any more? Perception management is not a solution. For the past 18 months, every tim ...
October 07, 2011 5:25 AM
A stronger U.S. dollar is heresy in some circles. Calls for a major top in the USD are already circulating. Can orthodoxy be misleading? There is o ...
October 03, 2011 10:45 AM
What is the technical evidence for a Bull or Bear market? If we keep it simple, the evidence is soldily Bearish. Without getting too fancy, let's lo ...
October 02, 2011 2:03 PM
In this case, one picture is indeed worth a 1,000 words. Nobody knows what will happen tomorrow, much less 30 days from now, but things aren't lookin ...
September 30, 2011 11:56 AM
Our instinct is to select a forecast as our own, and then defend it. This can be a disastrous investment strategy. Longtime correspondent R.S.D. rec ...
September 29, 2011 1:05 PM
The entitlement mindset includes much more than government benefits programs. The word entitlement commonly refers to government benefits to which w ...
September 26, 2011 5:32 PM
Technical traders don't pay attention to explanations of what should happen or is not possible; they just look at the action of price and indicators. ...
September 24, 2011 2:20 PM
Modern economics is analogous to the junk-science of 17th century medicine, and it serves a symbolic economy of phantom wealth and freedom. Back in ...