Charles Hugh Smith is creating social/economic/technological solutions
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patrons

$1,758
per month
I have been writing about social, economic and technology trends for the past 10 years on my blog Of Two Minds (oftwominds.com or charleshughsmith.blogspot.com) which hosts over 3,400 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. 

Every creator deserves the support of his/her audience. There are limits on how many creators each of us can support. (It would be different if we had the wealth of the House of Medici, right?)  What I offer is boring stuff like integrated solutions to the knotty problems of earning a livelihood, software eating the world and Degrowth. If you value boring stuff like this, I would be overjoyed to be the recipient of your patronage.
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Pledge $1 or more per month
235 patrons
Good on ya for supporting a creator of solutions that benefit everyone (that would be me). Here's the deal: for the $1/mo $12 a year, you'll get exclusive quarterly content on self-employment, investing and 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.
Pledge $5 or more per month
176 patrons
Patrons at the $5/month level receive an exclusive subscribers-only Musings Report every week, which includes a special essay, selected links and a topical market/financial commentary. If even one of these 52-per-year extravaganzas benefits your life, it's worth a gazillion more than $60/year. You also receive exclusive discounts on my new books, which also work as doorstops (The Kindle versions--not so much.)
Pledge $10 or more per month
40 patrons
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 select patrons, so who knows, maybe some day your book becomes collectible. If not, it will provide decades of admirable duty as a doorstop.
$30 per month pledge
$30 or more per month 2 patrons
At the request of a longtime supporter, I'm adding a $30 per month pledge. I will send you a signed copy of each new book I publish (or send you an ebook if you prefer). This is a modest way of thanking you for your outstanding support of my work.
Pledge $500 or more per month
1 patron
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
$1,758 of $2,500 per month
Completing my next two books on AI for the people, and on economic "tribes."
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I have been writing about social, economic and technology trends for the past 10 years on my blog Of Two Minds (oftwominds.com or charleshughsmith.blogspot.com) which hosts over 3,400 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. 

Every creator deserves the support of his/her audience. There are limits on how many creators each of us can support. (It would be different if we had the wealth of the House of Medici, right?)  What I offer is boring stuff like integrated solutions to the knotty problems of earning a livelihood, software eating the world and Degrowth. If you value boring stuff like this, I would be overjoyed to be the recipient of your patronage.

Recent posts by Charles Hugh Smith

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
235 patrons
Good on ya for supporting a creator of solutions that benefit everyone (that would be me). Here's the deal: for the $1/mo $12 a year, you'll get exclusive quarterly content on self-employment, investing and 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.
Pledge $5 or more per month
176 patrons
Patrons at the $5/month level receive an exclusive subscribers-only Musings Report every week, which includes a special essay, selected links and a topical market/financial commentary. If even one of these 52-per-year extravaganzas benefits your life, it's worth a gazillion more than $60/year. You also receive exclusive discounts on my new books, which also work as doorstops (The Kindle versions--not so much.)
Pledge $10 or more per month
40 patrons
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 select patrons, so who knows, maybe some day your book becomes collectible. If not, it will provide decades of admirable duty as a doorstop.
$30 per month pledge
$30 or more per month 2 patrons
At the request of a longtime supporter, I'm adding a $30 per month pledge. I will send you a signed copy of each new book I publish (or send you an ebook if you prefer). This is a modest way of thanking you for your outstanding support of my work.
Pledge $500 or more per month
1 patron
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.