About 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.

We Rode Out… Unharmed

We spent the night at a hotel in the nearby village of Molinos and then drove back to see the new farm. We hoped that our spirits might have revived after a good night’s sleep…or maybe some helpful leprechauns had put the place in order...

The New Ranch House Is Ruined

Now, the house has no electricity, no plumbing, no running water, no roof, no windows, no doors, no flooring. All it has are naked dirt walls. And those are falling down.
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Is Trump a Genius?

Most public figures are, at least in part, scoundrels. It would be an amazing thing — especially in America — if Mr Trump were an exception. He’s part of what makes it such a pleasure to be an American. The show never ends…

Trapped in an Argentine River

We have an answer. Technology doesn’t always make our lives better. Sometimes it makes them worse. And we don’t want to be owed money by someone who depends on a surprise breakthrough to pay his debts.
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Will the Fed Stab Investors in the Back?

Warsh — who resigned as Fed governor in 2011 — says he’d like to get the Fed in position to fight the next downturn…by raising rates now. Instead of having investors’ backs…ready to buy assets when markets turn down…under Warsh, the Fed may become investors’ worst enemy.
US debt hole

No Way Out of This Black Hole of Debt

Why can’t Congress pass a serious tax reform measure? Because the feds need money. They can only get money from the people who have it — the rich. But the rich control the government and its tax-writing committees. So, the feds are stuck. And so is the entire economy.
US economy

The Greatest Mystery of the 21st Century

US economy is running at about one-half to one-third of the rate of growth during the 1960s and 1970s. And by our estimation, more than half the country has been in a depression for the entire 21st century.
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How to Starve the Washington Beast

Back in Washington, at the National Taxpayers Union in the 1970s, we saw the dots. And we connected them. Back then, consumer price inflation was rising…as the feds financed more and more of their programs with printing press money. How could this be stopped? ‘Starve the beast’ was the idea.
US tax cuts

Another Win for the ‘One Percent’

Here come the feds to the rescue again. They’re offering a tax cut for the middle class. Not for us rich guys. No way! Under Team Trump’s tax plan, our business income, currently taxed at 35%, would be taxed at 20%. Hey, that’s good news for us. But how does that help the middle class? It won’t.
Trump’s Tax Plan Is a Fraud

Trump’s Tax Plan Is a Fraud

Neither corporations, nor the middle class, are big taxpayers. The big taxpayers are the rich — the people the Trump team has promised not to favour with a tax cut. And even if you did give the rich a tax cut — which is what this tax proposal really is — it would be very unlikely to result in additional growth.
US economy being punched

Save Those MAGA Hats!

The first crisis will be a crash and a depression. The second — after another massive ‘stimulus’ from the authorities — will be raging, bubbling inflation. Then, those MAGA hats will probably be collectors’ items, too…and sell for $1,000 each……which will be about enough to buy a coffee at Starbucks.
economist mismanagement

100 Years of Mismanagement

There must be some dark corner of Hell warming up for modern, mainstream economists. They helped bring on the worst bubble ever…with their theories of efficient markets and modern portfolio management. Then, when trouble came, they made it worse.
economic crisis

How to Drain Wealth and Liberty

Meanwhile, back on the World Wide Web comes news that the US economy is not the only thing being undermined by the feds’ win-lose deals. So is the oldest win-win deal on the planet: the family.
US in crisis

Trump Can’t Stop America from Going Broke

As a result, the US empire is headed to bankruptcy…or to Hell. It would take a remarkably talented and determined leader to alter the direction of the march. Donald J Trump will not do that job; instead, he busies himself on Twitter to keep his fans distracted.
Donald Trump

Why Donald Trump Is President

People grumble. But few understand what is going on. Instead, they are easily distracted by debates over monuments…kneeling athletes…red versus blue…celebrity newscasters…and so on. And that’s why Mr Donald J Trump is the president. For this system to continue, someone needs to divert the masses with petty squabbles…while the insiders pick their pockets.