Richard Metzger is Boing Boing's current guest blogger
Soon, I'll be taping an interview with Charles Hugh Smith and posting it here at Boing Boing. In the meantime, Charles has posted Chapter 2 of his new (free) e-book, "Survival+" at his Of Two Minds blog, which I encourage you all to visit daily. Many of you reading this are starting to wonder what society will look like: in a few months, a year from now, five years from now and Charles Hugh Smith is an indispensable thinker and tour guide for what we should be preparing for. I believe that he's one of the sharpest, smartest --and sanest-- writers around today, and I enjoy batting ideas around with him corresponding over email, some of which makes it into his more informal columns. I'm pleased and grateful to have a forum here at Boing Boing where I can help promote his work.
Some recent Charles Hugh Smith essays:
Survival+ Chapter 1
The Dematerialization of America
The Return of Big Government and the (de facto) Welfare State
Has Capitalism Failed?
The Road to National Insolvency
What's Obvious III: Some Transformations Will Be Positive
End of An Era: What's Not Coming Back
Of Two Minds: An Interview with Charles Hugh Smith
“Rioters roamed the streets with iron rods and wooden sticks, demanding to know whether people were Hindus or Muslims. Mosques were damaged and shops were set ablaze”
Well, that’s good. We can all rest easy now.
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