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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...


Bill BonnerGovernment: A “Social Contract” You Never Signed

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People only understand the world by analogy. The deals and documents of a manufacturing, merchandising economy suggested that government was a kind of 'social contract.' But a 'social' contract is to a real contract what an inflatable sex doll is to a real woman; it may be good enough in certain ways, but not the essential ones...


Bill BonnerUnwanted Competition: The Real Reason Youth Unemployment is So High

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The youth of America are in trouble. Between high unemployment rates and being saddled with massive student loan debt, it's no wonder they didn't bother to go to the polls yesterday. Today, Bill Bonner takes a closer look at this unsettling trend and what it's doing to the US economy. Read on...


Bill BonnerWhy the Political Elite Really Need You to Vote

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The political elite desperately want you to get out and vote. But not for some altruistic belief in the power of democracy. Rather, it's your willingness to vote that keeps the political engine running. And as Bill Bonner explains, that's as good a reason to stay home on election day as any. Read on...