Bill Bonner Recent Articles

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...


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...