The Fourth Estate’s Role in Thrusting America into Fascism

Charles Hugh Smith and Jim Greig return as guests on this week’s program.

Fascism is the system of government that cartelizes the private sector, centrally plans the economy to subsidize producers, exalts the police state as the source of order, denies fundamental rights and liberties to individuals, and makes the executive state the unlimited master of society. By that definition fascism is now rising rapidly in America. The “Fourth Estate” refers to the press and news media, both in explicit capacity of advocacy and implicit ability to frame political issues. It wields significant indirect social influence. At no time in American history has the press manipulated the outcome of a Presidential election more toward a party espousing economic fascism than in 2020.

Charles discusses that and how it will impact our economic lives. Jim shares with us the exceptional progress Benchmark Metals has made toward outlining a major gold deposit in B.C.

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Charles Hugh Smith is the author/ proprietor of the popular blog, which he started publishing in 2005, and a contributing editor to He is the author of numerous books, including “Why Everything Is Falling Apart: An Unconventional Guide To Investing In Troubled Times.”  In his new book “Money and Work Unchained,” he addresses the idea of UBI (Universal Basic Income) and starts by taking a fresh look at work and its role in human life and society and well as our system of money.

Jim Greig is Director, President & Audit Committee Member of Benchmark Metals Inc.

Jim holds an MBA from the University of Calgary, a BA Geography from Carleton University and 20 years of experience in the resource sector, including advancement of the 5 million ounce Esaase Gold Project in West Africa as a member of mine development team at Keegan Resources Inc. (now Asanko Gold).  Other resource sector engagements include the Hunter-Dickinson Group, Kennecott Canada, Breakwater Resources Ltd, McIntosh Engineering and Stantec Engineering.

About Jay Taylor

Jay Taylor is editor of J Taylor's Gold, Energy & Tech Stocks newsletter. His interest in the role gold has played in U.S. monetary history led him to research gold and into analyzing and investing in junior gold shares. Currently he also hosts his own one-hour weekly radio show Turning Hard Times Into Good Times,” which features high profile guests who discuss leading economic issues of our day. The show also discusses investment opportunities primarily in the precious metals mining sector. He has been a guest on CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg and BNN and many mining conferences.