Bill Bonner

Bill Bonner

Since founding Agora Inc. in 1979, Bill Bonner has found success in numerous industries. His unique writing style, philanthropic undertakings and preservationist activities have been recognized by some of America's most respected authorities. With his friend and colleague Addison Wiggin, he co-founded The Daily Reckoning in 1999, and together they co-wrote the New York Times best-selling books Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt. His other works include Mobs, Messiahs and Markets (with Lila Rajiva), Dice Have No Memory, and most recently, Hormegeddon: How Too Much of a Good Thing Leads to Disaster. His most recent project is The Bill Bonner Letter.

Bill Bonner's Recent Articles

Platitudes, Hypocrisies and “Pimpocracy”

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Bill Bonner writes with his mouth wide open… staggered by the shabby immensity of it… a tear forming in the corner of his eye. Yes, he's looking at how the US economy, money and government have changed since President Nixon ended the gold-backed monetary system in 1971.


Bill BonnerHow, Exactly, the World Ends

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On this St. Patrick's Day, all the luck o’ the Irish wouldn't be enough to save our credit-based economy. As for the aftermath… Bill Bonner reports from Gualfin (“The End of the Road”), Argentina, below...


Bill BonnerThe End of the Debt Cycle

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Bill Bonner reports on the great credit expansion’s curtain call from Gualfin (“The End of the Road”) Argentina…


Bill BonnerWarren Buffett — Lucky Coin Flipper?

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If money were what really matters, Warren Buffett would have no peer. He has had unparalleled success in this world; surely he has a first-class ticket to the next. But what if Buffett's 84 years of luck turn on him now? Bill Bonner explores...


Bill BonnerThe Day the ATMs Run Out…

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Please remember this warning when you go to the ATM to get cash… and there is none! Bill Bonner illustrates the need for cash when the machinery of the credit economy breaks down. Read on...


Bill BonnerFear and Loathing in Paris

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The terrorist attack at The Charlie Hebdo office in Paris has caused quite the international buzz. Bill Bonner was in Paris over the weekend and saw the French take the "extremists' bait" firsthand. Read on to see Bill ruminate on the terrorists getting exactly what they want...


Bill BonnerConfessions of a Newsletter Man

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Being a financial newsletter writer certainly has a few advantages. Namely, it affords one the opportunity to comment on the financial markets without having to take them seriously. Today, Bill Bonner looks back on what drew him to this business, and the unique and entertaining cast of characters he's met along the way. Read on...


Bill BonnerThe Road to Zimbabwe is Paved With Central Bankers’ Good Intentions

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All over the world, central bankers pretend to sweat and toil on behalf of mankind - correcting... adjusting... nullifying the decisions of honest men and women going about their daily business. But did a central bank ever add one single cent the world's wealth? Bill Bonner explores...


Bill BonnerJonathan Gruber: Right About Obamacare. Wrong About the American Voter.

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Poor Jonathan Gruber is getting little support or appreciation. Instead of being thanked for helping us understand how Obamacare really works, he is being assailed from both the right and the left. Today, Bill Bonner explains why Mr. Gruber had it right... except about the "stupidity of the American voter." Read on...


Bill BonnerThe Code that Made Civilization – and Human Progress – Possible

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To get a clearer sense of how the world works today (and how humanity has progressed), it is essential that you understand human history. Today, Bill Bonner takes a closer look at a small portion of that history and explains why the "social contract" theory of government is complete nonsense. Read on...