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.

How Politics Poisoned the Earth

Politics is usually best ignored. But there are times when, like a rusty gas tank at an abandoned garage, it seeps into the groundwater and poisons the earth. One of those times, we believe, is…

The Greatest Financial Crime of the 21st Century

‘The trees are in their autumn beauty, The woodland paths are dry, Under the October twilight the water Mirrors a still sky; Upon the brimming water among the stones Are nine-and-fifty swans. ‘The nineteenth autumn has come upon me Since I first made my count; I saw, before I had well finished, All suddenly mount … Read More

It Feels Like 2007 All Over Again…

We turned on the news this morning… What we discovered was a very delighted young man, explaining why the economy is running red-hot. The number of new job offers, he said, is greater than the number of new job applicants. This hasn’t happened for 10 years. The number of people quitting jobs is also going … Read More

How to Purge the Rot from American Finance

We’re on the ferry that will take us to Ireland. It is foggy outside. We can see nothing. This is just the beginning of a long trip that will take us to South America (where we get to see a financial crisis underway in Argentina)…Germany (where we hope to find out more about how Germans … Read More

There Was a Loud Crack. The Crowd Gasped…

Yesterday, on our way to the Cherbourg ferry, we stopped in at a local farm fair in Normandy. On display were the best cows in the region, along with a demonstration of old farming equipment. A batteuse is a threshing machine. Invented by a Scotsman in the 18th century, and improved and widely employed in the 19th, … Read More

America’s Oil Boom Is a Fraud

We promised to start the week with a bang! You’ll recall that Fed policy always consists of the same three mistakes… 1) Keeping interest rates too low for too long, resulting in too much debt; 2) Raising interest rates to try to gently deflate the debt bubble; and 3) Cutting rates in a panic when stocks … Read More

America’s Finances Seem Fishy

The last days of summer are dwindling down…to a precious few. It is the best time of year here in France. The sun has cooled. The days are shorter; the nights are still and clear. The leaves turn yellow and drift to the ground, a few at first…and then, many. Stirred to life by the … Read More

Concert in a Dying Town…

So passeth the last days of summer… The sun sinks lower every day. We put things away. We close the shutters. And the cool night drafts seep in through the cracks. Stones whisper Yesterday, we went to a concert in Montmorillon. The town sits on the river Gartempe, as it has for 1,000 years. View … Read More

How Trump Turns on The Fed

Proponents, led by Mr Trump, claimed it would add growth and jobs, and inflate incomes. Critics — including your editor — claimed it was a cheap trick that would merely increase the deficit (thereby shifting…

‘Stool Pigeons’ Turn on Trump

‘Trouble ahead, Lady in red ‘Take my advice you’d be better off dead ‘Switchman’s sleeping, train hundred and two is ‘On the wrong track and headed for you  ‘Casey Jones’, Grateful Dead And so…the trains gather speed. The Ol’ Deep State Cannonball is chugging up from Washington…and the Manhattan Money Machine is barrelling down from … Read More

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