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 Markets and Money.

When This Happens, Buy

Logically, asset prices ought to reflect what they produce. And Warren Buffett says that as long as the value of stocks is 80% (or less) of GDP, investors can safely buy.

Is Capitalism a Killer?

Capitalism doesn’t care what happens to the bombs it makes; it only cares who pays for them. The feds, flush with money, buy a lot of them. Capitalists buy none.

Good Week for the Deep State

It’s been a good week for stocks…and a good week for the Deep State. On Wall Street, it almost seemed like the good ol’ days, as the Dow rose to a seven-week high and inflation…

How to Get Ahead in the Swamp

That’s the way the swamp works. Put enough complicated laws on the books and what you really have is a government of men who help you get around them. Having the right connections is…well…essential.

Torn Apart by Myths

In the meantime, let’s return to our attack on myths and mumbo-jumbo. And today, let’s talk about you, Dear Reader. What myth do you live by? How has it shaped your life?

Bad News: We’re Homeless

The latest jobs report inadvertently revealed the truth. First, the typical American worker is losing ground, not gaining it. The official inflation rate is 2.4%. Meanwhile, wage growth is at 2.6%.

100% Chance of Recession

What are the odds of a major stock market decline sometime in the next three years? Again, we don’t trust numbers, but we put them at about 90% (allowing for a 10% margin because, after…

Want to Eat? Then Get to Work!

The idea — which was ‘experimental’ — was to give people money without conditions attached. If you were jobless, for whatever reason, the program entitled you to $685 a month. It came with no strings…

The Real Reason the US Goes to War

Any fool can see that these wars will be, at best, useless…at worst, disastrous. But Congress and the administration are in favour of them. The media is behind them. And Big Business and Wall Street…

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