Bill Bonner

Bill Bonner

Since founding Agora Inc. in 1979, Bill Bonner has found success and garnered camaraderie in numerous communities and industries. A man of many talents, his entrepreneurial savvy, unique writings, philanthropic undertakings, and preservationist activities have all been recognized and awarded by some of America's most respected authorities. Along with Addison Wiggin, his friend and colleague, Bill has written two New York Times best-selling books, Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt. Both works have been critically acclaimed internationally. With political journalist Lila Rajiva, he wrote his third New York Times best-selling book, Mobs, Messiahs and Markets, which offers concrete advice on how to avoid the public spectacle of modern finance. Since 1999, Bill has been a daily contributor and the driving force behind The Daily ReckoningDice Have No Memory: Big Bets & Bad Economics from Paris to the Pampas, the newest book from Bill Bonner, is the definitive compendium of Bill's daily reckonings from more than a decade: 1999-2010. 

Bill Bonner's Recent Articles

The Financial Scam that Every American Falls For

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According to most D.C. insiders the best way to solve the debt crisis is to take on more debt. That's just how things operate in the Potomac swamp. Of course, it wasn't always like this. In fact, there used to be common sense when it came to the economy. So where did it all go wrong? Bill Bonner explains...


Bill BonnerHow QE Simulates a Real Economic Recovery

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After 2008, the "borrow and spend" US economy officially ended. Since then, US consumers have learned the value of "thrift"... whether they've wanted to or not. But is it a lesson that will stick? As Bill Bonner explains, Americans intent on returning to their old spending habits may have a date with destiny. Read on...


The Federal Reserve’s Financial Big Bang Theory

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In just six short years, the US Federal Reserve has created as much money as had previously existed throughout the whole of human history. Heh... No wonder the financial world worships the Fed. Today, Bill Bonner explores the financial "big bang theory" that created all this "wealth" and what will eventually come of it all. Read on...


A Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget

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Living "comfortably" during retirement does not have to be an unattainable or even lofty goal. There are always plenty of options available, even if you're on a budget... if you know where to look. Bill Bonner explains how to live the retirement you always dreamed of, outside the U.S., on a modest budget. Read on...


Channeling Kurt Richebacher…

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With all of the bailouts, quantitative easing and "twist" operations going on in America these days, it's easy to feel a little lost. But one man may be able to make sense of all this nonsense. Today, Bill Bonner channels his old friend Kurt Richebacher to help figure it out. Read on...


The Return of the Worldwide Crack Up Boom

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All things must come to an end, even giant financial bubbles full of liquidity. But what's most interesting isn't the certainty behind what must happen, it's the uncertain consequences that will only be revealed when the bubble finally pops. That's what Bill Bonner is waiting for, and it's sure to be entertaining. Read on...


The Fed’s Equation for Stock Market Gains

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Attention: The stock market is being manipulated. (Shock!) Yes, the Fed knows exactly how to push the markets buttons and, so it seems, will do absolutely anything to avoid a downturn, Luckily, Bill Bonner noticed the problem right away and put in a "good-citizen" call to the SEC. Whew... Crisis averted. Read on...


The Slow March to Ruin

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Last year, Detroit declared the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. But that may just be the beginning. On a global scale, the U.S. can't seem to mind its own business. And as Bill Bonner explains, that's precisely why so many Americans are already in over their heads. Read on...


Bill BonnerThe Ghost Of Christmas Past

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Hark! Christmas Day approacheth. And with it a reflection on the years gone by. Today, Bill Bonner returns with his annual story, reminiscent of Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" but with an interesting financial twist. Read on...


Thank You, TSA, NSA, FBI, and CIA!

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The US is developing a real affection for authority. And Americans seem to love it -- wanting to feel "safe and protected" no matter how high the cost. So to the fine people at the TSA, NSA, FBI, and CIA, Bill Bonner offers a heartfelt "Thank You."