At some point, absorbing more information about the unsustainability of the Status Quo yields diminishing returns; it becomes emotionally draining and thus counterproductive. Part of this exhaustion results from recognizing
To understand this endgame, we need to start with the financial and political basics of wealth and power in the U.S. 1. Wealth and thus political power are highly concentrated.
With the US elections approaching next week, as well as the threat of another fiscal cliff showdown looming, we asked contributing editor Charles Hugh Smith to revisit his eariler work on how