Editor, Diary of a Rogue Economist

Bill Bonner founded Agora Inc. in 1978. It has grown into one of the largest independent newsletter publishing companies in the world. In 1999, along with Addison Wiggin, Bill founded The Daily Reckoning. Today, this daily e-letter reaches over 500,000 readers around the globe.

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The Legal Kind Of Counterfeit Money
Fake money makes it possible to do things that really don’t make much sense. It is like a powerful drug that anesthetizes the brain while arousing base emotions.
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The Market Is Rewarding Foolish Investors
There must have been a full moon… a lunatic new high in the Nasdaq… and an all-time monthly record in federal deficits. If monthly deficits were to continue at June’s rate, the deficit for the year would be a sizzling $7.6 trillion.
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The American Empire Continues Its Decline
In June, the feds spent nearly 5 TIMES as much as they received in revenues – $242 billion in tax receipts versus $1,105 billion (that’s billion with a capital T) in outlays.
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The U.S.’s Monumental 21st Century Mistakes
Gold – America’s capital industries are worth barely a third of what they were worth 20 years ago. Yesterday, we saw why the U.S. dollar, upon which the whole empire rests, will soon avalanche down, too.
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The Heart Of The Nation’s Corrupt Money System
Where does all this money-printing lead? What happens when the T-Bird gets taken away?
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Coronavirus Shutdown Could Cause Massive Small Business Casualties
The authorities may or may not have “flattened the curve” of the Coronavirus. But they’ve surely squashed the U.S. economy. Today, we scrape it up off the pavement to see how flat it is.
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Family Fortunes: How to Build Family Wealth and Hold on to It for 100 Years
Bill Bonner & Will Bonner
Wiley
07/31/2012
Selected as one of Motley Fool’s “5 Great Books You Should Read” Advice on managing your wealth from bestselling author Bill Bonner From trusted New York Times bestselling author Bill Bonner comes a radical new way to look at family money and a practical, actionable guide to getting and maintaining multigenerational wealth. Family Fortunes: How to Build Family Wealth and Hold on to It for 100 Years is packed with useful information, interwoven with Bonner's stories about his own family's wealth philosophy and practices. A comprehensive guide that shows how families can successfully preserve their estates by ignoring most of what people think they know about "the rich" and, instead, training and motivating all family members to work together toward a very uncommon goal. This book is a must-read for all individual investors—even those who do not plan to leave money to their children—because it challenges many of the most ubiquitous principles and rules of investing.
Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets: Surviving the Public Spectacle in Finance and Politics
Bill Bonner & Lila Rajiva
Wiley
09/08/2009
An insightful look at how to succeed by going against the crowd Collectively, people think and act in ways that are different from how they think and act as individuals. Understanding these differences, says William (Bill) Bonner-a longtime maverick observer of the financial world and the vagaries of the investing public-is vital to preserving your wealth and personal dignity. From the witch-hunts of the early modern world to the war on terror, from dot-com mania to the real estate bubble, people have always been caught up in frauds, conceits, and wild guesses-often with devastating results. In Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets, Bonner and coauthor Lila Rajiva show groupthink at work in an improbable array of instances throughout history and reveal why swimming against the current pays.
The New Empire of Debt: The Rise and Fall of an Epic Financial Bubble
Bill Bonner & Addison Wiggin
Wiley
08/03/2009
An updated look at the United States' precarious position given the recent financial turmoil In The New Empire of Debt, financial writers Bill Bonner and Addison Wiggin return to reveal how the financial crisis that has plagued the United States will soon bring an end to this once great empire. Throughout the book, the authors offer an updated look at the United States' precarious position given the recent financial turmoil, and discuss how government control of the economy and financial system-combined with unfettered deficit spending and gluttonous consumption-has ravaged the business environment, devastated consumer confidence, and pushed the global economy to the brink. Along the way, Bonner and Wiggin cast a wide angle lens that looks back in history and ahead to the coming century: showing how dramatic changes in the economic power of the United States will inevitably impact every American.
Financial Reckoning Day Fallout: Surviving Today's Global Depression
Bill Bonner & Addison Wiggin
Wiley
08/03/2009
When the first edition of Financial Reckoning Day was published more than six years ago, many critics felt that maverick financial writers Addison Wiggin and William Bonner were overly critical of the United States' increasing debt and the start of what seemed to be the foreshadowing of economic concerns. Fast-forward to 2009, and much of what the authors predicted has come true—high unemployment rates, record-setting foreclosures and bankruptcies, and the nearly global collapse of the financial institutions once thought to be so secure.