Addison Wiggin

Addison Wiggin

Addison Wiggin is the executive publisher of Agora Financial, LLC, a fiercely independent economic forecasting and financial research firm. He's the creator and editorial director of Agora Financial's daily 5 Min. Forecast and editorial director of The Daily Reckoning. Wiggin is the founder of Agora Entertainment, executive producer and co-writer of I.O.U.S.A., which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, the 2009 Critics Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature, and was also shortlisted for a 2009 Academy Award. He is the author of the companion book of the film I.O.U.S.A.and his second edition of The Demise of the Dollar, and Why it's Even Better for Your Investments was just fully revised and updated. Wiggin is a three-time New York Times best-selling author whose work has been recognized by The New York Times Magazine, The Economist, Worth, The New York Times, The Washington Post as well as major network news programs. He also co-authored international bestsellers Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt with Bill Bonner.

Addison Wiggin's Recent Articles

An Outflow of Illegal Emigrants

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Despite signs of "recovery," U.S. citizens are fleeing the "Land of the Free" at a record pace - up 221% in 2013 from the year before. But what's causing this surge in expatriation? And what does it mean for the future of the US economy. Addison Wiggin explores...


A New Level of Absurdity…

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Do you remember the "green shoots" Ben Bernanke claimed he saw back in 2009? Where are they now? Today, Addison Wiggin tries to make sense of it all, while examining what happens when a capitalist economy is taken over by the financial markets - when the opposite should be the case. Read on...


Bringing the Empire of Debt to its Knees

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As gurus and analysts have lauded the strength of US economic recovery, the fact remains that the US is still one of the most indebted countries on earth. A fact no one should celebrate. Today, Addison Wiggin explores this idea while pondering the likely response of the late Dr. Kurt Richebacher. Read on...


Disproving Richebacher: The Job of Every Fed Chairman

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WWRD - What Would Richebacher Do? As the U.S. continues is disastrous monetary policy and stocks begin to flounder, Addison Wiggin thinks back on his old friend Dr. Kurt Richebacher and wonders how he'd react to the current state of the U.S. economy. Read on...


Gold’s Gift on the Eve of Zero Hour

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Gold gets no respect. It's been money for thousands of years, and yet without batting an eye, commodities traders trade it away for paper promises. Of course, that kind of accounting is not at all sustainable. Addison Wiggin discusses what will happen a major commodities exchange runs out of gold to settle a contract, and what you should do before then...


Crowdfunding: Not Just for Billionaires Anymore

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Getting in on the ground floor of "the next facebook" or "the next Google" is every investor's dream. And until this year, a "dream" is likely all it would ever be. But all that's about to change... And we have none other than the U.S. government to thank for it. Addison Wiggin explains...


The Tug-o-War Between Government Meddlers and Entrepreneurs

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In an ideal world, entrepreneurs, would be free to embrace the turmoil at their own peril. But no... The real world is plagued by meddlers and world improvers. And their meddling and world improving is often the cause of the turmoil entrepreneurs are forced to embrace. Addison Wiggin explains how best to deal with them.


Fed Heads, Forecasts and Dead Economists

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Over the last 100 years, the Federal Reserve has certainly done a number on the US dollar. (And that number has been steadily declining.) But what of the next 100 years? Will the dollar continue to dominate? Or will it go down in flames only to be supplanted by another world currency? Addison Wiggin explains...


Looking For Enemies in All the Right Places

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The U.S. needs an enemy. One that will challenge her to be bigger and stronger than she already is. The Soviet Union left some big shoes to fill. Luckily for the U.S., one nation appears up to the challenge. But this time, things are quite a bit different. Addison Wiggin explains...


A Familiar Quandary: America’s 2 Options in 2014

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All this year, the US has been at odds with herself - simultaneously saddled with astounding debt and blessed with a tremendous new boom in energy production. And so, as 2013 comes to a close, Addison Wiggin revisits this theme, with a look forward into what the future may hold. Read on...