The Bonner Diaries

Who is Bill Bonner?

In 1978, Bill Bonner founded Agora, Inc. Through Agora Bill shared his ideas in letters delivered to a network of subscribers that he built from the ground up. What started as a small newsletter distribution service, has now expanded to over 40+ companies worldwide, and is still growing!

Bill Bonner is also the two-time New York Times bestselling co-author of Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt. Two highlights in a lifetime of success and commendation.

Today, you can find his thoughts captured in The Bonner Diaries. It is unlike anything else you’ll find in mainstream media. His opinions are as diverse as they are divisive. And through his vast knowledge of politics, economics, and business, He shares this alternate wisdom with his readers.

What are The Bonner Diaries?

The Bonner Diaries are where you can find Bill’s latest musings and insights. It’s not a detailed look at his views of the stock market, or recommendations. Instead, you’ll get something far more valuable, Bill’s truth. Ideas on what is really happening in the financial world, with a healthy dose of irreverence and wit.

For a candid look at the world, have a read of some his latest content. In a time global uncertainty, it’s good to get perspective on what really matters.

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Bitcoin: Just a Game
This territory might be uncharted, but it feels familiar: boom…bubble…bust. The pattern applies to many things, empires as well as markets.
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The GOP Tax Bill Is a Deep State Scam
With Mr Trump in the White House…Congress in session…the ‘Eye in the Sky’ of 17 spook organisations…three generals at Mr Trump’s right hand…and Janet Yellen and her merry band of crack economists on his left...what’s to worry about?
You Can’t Print Real Wealth
There is no reason to believe that just adding ‘money’ — dollars, euro, or bitcoin — adds to real wealth. Real wealth must be earned…by someone. It can’t be printed.
Bitcoin — Even Grandma Is In
Tellingly, nothing is going up like nothing itself… Bitcoin, that is. It’s up tenfold this year. ‘Even Grandma Is In,’ revealed another WSJ headline last week. Gee, who’s left to get in? We wonder. Crazy is what it is. But these are wild and crazy times. And of course, this is just the beginning of the craziness.
Why Work Is More Important Than Money
The young have no idea or appreciation of the work that goes into making money. And the old know a deeper truth: It scarcely matters. Besides, 'It’s work, challenges, and struggles that give meaning to our lives, not money.'
Slapstick Comedy for the Bubble Epoch
We regard bitcoin not as an asset class…but as an entertainment class. Slapstick comedy for the Bubble Epoch. It’s fun to watch. But don’t forget to duck when they start throwing pies.
Why Are the Homes of the Elite So Ugly?
What you get is a $16 million pile in Arizona and a huge palace for $45 million in Santa Barbara. One rich man builds; another buys. They advertise their wealth and bad taste simultaneously.
Does Making Money Make You Dumb?
If the point of life is to learn, what have we learned? Not much. Bitcoin goes up. No one knows why. Or suppose the point of life is to do good…by adding to the world’s wealth. What does bitcoin add? Not a penny.
Can You Live Well on Social Security Alone?
Can You Live Well on Social Security Alone?
The trouble with money for measuring status is the same as having money as a foundation for an economy. You can add it up. Numbers give you the quantity of beer bottles consumed or sleeping pills manufactured. But numbers do not tell you anything about the quality of the beer or the peacefulness of the sleep.
Bitcoin: Headed to the Stars?
The typical story has its hero…and its villain. The hero bought bitcoin when everyone told him not to. Now he’s regarded as a genius. From what we can tell, bitcoin is headed to the moon. Or to Hell. Weightless…frictionless…why not?
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Tax Cuts for the Rich…Hallelujah!
This new tax scheme doesn’t reduce US government spending by one penny. Ultimately, the money they spend has to come from the productive economy; there’s nowhere else to get it. But why should giving the rich more money stimulate output? Are they having trouble making ends meet? Do they lack capital?
When the Robots Take Over
The number of robots in the workforce is expected to quadruple by 2025. By 2030, one estimate — widely circulated — is that half of all existing jobs will have disappeared.