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

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...


Bill BonnerA Massive Debt Bubble Waiting to Be Flattened

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TV screens are flat. Some singers are flat. Cakes come out flat. Tires go flat. Prizefighters are laid out flat. Dead men, too. Sooner or later, everyone goes flat. And in the world of money a huge debt bubble grows ever bigger - waiting for its turn to be flatten out. Bill Bonner explains.


Bill Bonner3 Things Central Banks Will Do to “Save the Economy”

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The American middle class has been sorely used... and they know it. Last week they took to the polls to show their disapproval. But what will happen next? Today Bill Bonner takes a closer look at the present, and offers a guess about where it might lead. Read on...


Bill BonnerMore is Less: The Paradox of Modern Economic Growth

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Voters don't like the Republicans any better than they like the Democrats. But last week, Obama and the Dems were held responsible for the economy. They got off easy. A hanging would have been more appropriate. Read on...


Bill BonnerMore QE for a Zombified Electorate

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Over the last few years, the Democrats promised a lot. But they didn't deliver. Now it's the Republican's turn. But in reality, giveaways and special privileges have so zombified the electorate, it doesn't want anything different. It just wants more. And as Bill Bonner explains, that's exactly what they'll get. Read on...


Bill BonnerModern Politics: A Self-Interested Vote for the Most Convincing Promise

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In a properly functioning democracy, people with a personal interest in the outcome excuse themselves. They have a conflict of interest: between what is good for them and what is good for everybody else... But in modern politics, everybody gets to vote, no matter how many dogs they have scrapping for handouts...


VideoWhy Public Policy Disasters Happen

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The first public policy disaster can be traced all the way to the dawn of civilization – and not much has changed since then. In today’s video, Bill Bonner explains why we’re doomed to keep making the same policy mistakes again and again.