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Bill BonnerA Dead Weight Dragging Down the US Economy

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Racing on dirt roads along the Pacific Coast in a remote part of Nicaragua, Bill Bonner discusses what life is like in the poor Central American country and why the high cost of big government is such a hindrance to real growth and economic progress. Read on...


Bill BonnerWhy Listening to Economists Is Dangerous for Your Health

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The 2008 financial crisis knocked the global economy to its knees and shook everyone's faith in the markets. Why didn't anyone see it coming? Well, as it turns out, economists cannot predict the future. But since most economists believe they can, economic misery often lurks just around the corner. Bill Bonner explains...


Bill BonnerA Long Day

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70 years ago today, Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy to begin their invasion of Europe. In this DR Classique, Bill Bonner visits Omaha beach and contemplates the challenges faced by those who fought there. Read on...


Bill BonnerGreat Returns from a Thankless Chore

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One of the key lessons in investing and life is: Change what you can, ignore the rest. This is what Bill Bonner calls a real hero - people who do what they can to improve the world around them. In today's essay he illustrates the power of individual action by telling the tale of a shepherd armed only with a bag of acorns. Read on...


Bill BonnerReal Heroes: The “Justes” and the Good

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The Daily Reckoning's mission is to helping you earn the greatest return on your investments. It's not to promote a certain cause or change the world. Yet, if you’re concerned about being a hero you’re not necessarily in the wrong place. You just might need to rethink your tack. “Real heroes,” writes Bill Bonner, “do what they can to improve the world around them.” Read on...


Bill BonnerThe “Why” of War

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In honor of the Memorial Day holiday, The Daily Reckoning dusts off an old musing from co-found Bill Bonner. Inside, he offers his unique insight on how people live with conflict in their daily lives, and why, when wars inevitably bubble up, people are willing to be active participants in them. Read on...


Bill BonnerA Cheap, Easy Way to Fix the US Health-Care System

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The health-care industry is the biggest and fastest growing industry in the U.S. So it's only natural that the wrecking ball of creative destruction would come swinging in and knock it all to pieces, right? Wrong. Bill Bonner explains with an appropriate comparison to one program that completely changed the music industry...


Bill BonnerWhy Popping the Credit Bubble Would Destroy the US Empire

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Will Ukraine be the pin to pop the U.S. Empire bubble? Bill Bonner hopes so... that way we can hit the reset button and get back to basics... like spending within our means... or minding our business. Read on as he watches the U.S. and Russian war parade march by...


Bill BonnerThe 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...