Charles Hugh Smith is creating social/economic/technological solutions
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I have been writing about social, economic and technology trends for the past 12 years on my blog Of Two Minds (oftwominds.com or charleshughsmith.blogspot.com) which hosts over 3,700 pages of original content.  (Please stop me before I write again!)

My goal is to understand  why our socio-political-economic systems are failing, and lay out alternative ways to organize more sustainable ways of living, i.e. Degrowth.  

I present two sets of solutions: one for individuals and households, and a second set that addresses the systemic problems of our society and economy. (You can read samples of my books here.)

I've given dozens of interviews over the past few years, which you can review on my YouTube channel. (All my interviews work as sleep aids if you have trouble snoozing.)

I am keenly interested in the role self-organizing opt-in networks, automation, social innovations, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies may play in what I term " a radically beneficial world," that is, the emerging system that benefits all participants rather than just the few at the top of the wealth/power pyramid.

I address a wide range of topics on the free blog, from finance and self-employment to housing to health and fitness--subjects I group under the heading "control what you can." I have written 10 non-fiction books, including "A Radically Beneficial World: Automation, Technology and Creating Jobs for All"  which outlines an alternative system I call CLIME: community labor integrated money economy.  

Perhaps as a result of the seriousness of the topics I address, I try to maintain a sense of humor about my work. 

Readers ask me what does "of two minds" mean, and I tell them it has two meanings: one is that I am open to changing my views when presented with new knowledge, and the second is the blog is the result of two minds--mine and the collective intelligence of my global readership. 

I just launched a new benefit for all patrons of my work: a monthly Q&A where I respond to questions and topics of interest to patrons like yourself.
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Here's the deal: for the $1/mo $12 a year, you'll get exclusive quarterly content on solutions (not just surviving  but thriving) plus patron-only discounts on my new books. It's insane to offer so much value for $1 a month, but I can't help myself. And I just added a new benefit: a monthly Q&A where I respond to questions and topics from patrons like you.

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Patrons at the $5/month level receive an exclusive subscribers-only Musings Report every week, which includes a special essay, selected links and an economic commentary. If even one of these 52-per-year extravaganzas adds value to your life, it's worth a gazillion more than $60/year. You also receive exclusive discounts on my new books, and the monthly Q&A where I respond to your questions and topics.

Pledge $10
$10 or more per month

You receive the exclusive weekly Musings Reports plus a signed copy of one of my books (or I'll send it as a gift on your behalf) on the one-year anniversary of your patronage. I don't sign books any more other than for patrons, so who knows, maybe some day your book becomes collectible. If not, it will provide decades of admirable duty as a doorstop.  You also receive exclusive discounts on my new books, and the monthly Q&A where I respond to your questions and topics. 

Pledge $500 or more per month
This is designed for patrons who 1) have retained youthful idealism for solutions and 2)  have made or control substantial wealth--patrons for whom $500/month is more signal noise than sacrifice. Those with this level of wealth don't need more stuff, so what I offer is intangible--acknowledgement of your support in my next book. This has no market value but it's something that is exceedingly scarce. I'm not sure you'll be able to brag about it in your circle of wealthy pals, but the moral satisfaction is off the charts.
Goals
$1,670 of $2,500 per month
Completing my next book on "AI for the people."
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I have been writing about social, economic and technology trends for the past 12 years on my blog Of Two Minds (oftwominds.com or charleshughsmith.blogspot.com) which hosts over 3,700 pages of original content.  (Please stop me before I write again!)

My goal is to understand  why our socio-political-economic systems are failing, and lay out alternative ways to organize more sustainable ways of living, i.e. Degrowth.  

I present two sets of solutions: one for individuals and households, and a second set that addresses the systemic problems of our society and economy. (You can read samples of my books here.)

I've given dozens of interviews over the past few years, which you can review on my YouTube channel. (All my interviews work as sleep aids if you have trouble snoozing.)

I am keenly interested in the role self-organizing opt-in networks, automation, social innovations, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies may play in what I term " a radically beneficial world," that is, the emerging system that benefits all participants rather than just the few at the top of the wealth/power pyramid.

I address a wide range of topics on the free blog, from finance and self-employment to housing to health and fitness--subjects I group under the heading "control what you can." I have written 10 non-fiction books, including "A Radically Beneficial World: Automation, Technology and Creating Jobs for All"  which outlines an alternative system I call CLIME: community labor integrated money economy.  

Perhaps as a result of the seriousness of the topics I address, I try to maintain a sense of humor about my work. 

Readers ask me what does "of two minds" mean, and I tell them it has two meanings: one is that I am open to changing my views when presented with new knowledge, and the second is the blog is the result of two minds--mine and the collective intelligence of my global readership. 

I just launched a new benefit for all patrons of my work: a monthly Q&A where I respond to questions and topics of interest to patrons like yourself.

Recent posts by Charles Hugh Smith

Tiers
Pledge $1
$1 or more per month

Here's the deal: for the $1/mo $12 a year, you'll get exclusive quarterly content on solutions (not just surviving  but thriving) plus patron-only discounts on my new books. It's insane to offer so much value for $1 a month, but I can't help myself. And I just added a new benefit: a monthly Q&A where I respond to questions and topics from patrons like you.

Pledge $5
$5 or more per month

Patrons at the $5/month level receive an exclusive subscribers-only Musings Report every week, which includes a special essay, selected links and an economic commentary. If even one of these 52-per-year extravaganzas adds value to your life, it's worth a gazillion more than $60/year. You also receive exclusive discounts on my new books, and the monthly Q&A where I respond to your questions and topics.

Pledge $10
$10 or more per month

You receive the exclusive weekly Musings Reports plus a signed copy of one of my books (or I'll send it as a gift on your behalf) on the one-year anniversary of your patronage. I don't sign books any more other than for patrons, so who knows, maybe some day your book becomes collectible. If not, it will provide decades of admirable duty as a doorstop.  You also receive exclusive discounts on my new books, and the monthly Q&A where I respond to your questions and topics. 

Pledge $500 or more per month
This is designed for patrons who 1) have retained youthful idealism for solutions and 2)  have made or control substantial wealth--patrons for whom $500/month is more signal noise than sacrifice. Those with this level of wealth don't need more stuff, so what I offer is intangible--acknowledgement of your support in my next book. This has no market value but it's something that is exceedingly scarce. I'm not sure you'll be able to brag about it in your circle of wealthy pals, but the moral satisfaction is off the charts.