Charles Hugh Smith

What’s Left to Monetize?

What’s left to monetize? It appears the answer is “very little.”Advertising has always monetized consumers’ time and attention, what we call engagement today. Newspapers and periodicals publish advertisements, radio/TV networks…

No, Autos Are Not "Cheaper Now"

According to the BLS, inflation in the category of “New Vehicles” has been practically non-existent the past 21 years.Longtime readers know I’ve long turned a skeptical gaze at official calculations of inflation, offering real-world analyses such as&nb…