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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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"Hidden" Inflation Isn’t Really Hiding At All
America’s Inflationary Era got underway on August 15, 1971, when the U.S. introduced a new currency, not backed by gold or anything else. This was the First Phase, from ’71 to ’81 when inflation went into consumer prices. Consumers didn’t like it.
The Federal Government Has Devalued The Dollar Since 1971
People thought the switch to a new buck in 1971 was just a “technical” move. Still do. But there was a big difference.
Debt And Inflation Are Bringing The Economy Down
At 4.6% of GDP, the U.S. deficit is already bigger than the deficit-to-GDP of Italy (2.2%) and France (3.1%). Argentina has a larger deficit, 5.4%… but the U.S. is catching up fast.
Printing More Money Could Lead To Financial Calamity
The idea – given to us by David Graeber, Elizabeth Warren, Thomas Piketty, and a whole cast of MMT enthusiasts and half-wit hallucinators – is that money really does grow on trees.
Central Banks Create Money Out Of Nowhere
During the British election of 2017, Theresa May famously said: “there is no magic money tree.” But both the Federal Reserve and the U.S. government are shaking the hell out of something…
All Aboard The DebtBall Express
Stocks are chugging along, with the Dow nudging back to nearly 26,000. But the economy seems to be giving way beneath them.
Trump’s War On General Motors
The stock market continued with a modest bounce yesterday… but America’s automotive giant, General Motors, sank into the mud.
Investors Are Going To Get Scalped
Real rates will rise no matter what the Fed does. The 10-year yield will hit 4%. And the stock market will crash… far below Dow 22,000.
The Trade War Will Kickstart This Forgotten Industry
Trade war fears are overblown. In fact, the trade war that may actually help commodities in 2019 and beyond. Here's why...
Central Banks Take Aim At Bitcoin
Among the many spectres haunting us today is the ghost of one of them – digital money. This week, Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), spoke and Bitcoin fell.
Stagflation, Here We Come
The Phillips Curve suggested that inflation drove employment. That’s why the feds pursue a 2% inflation target rather than a 0% inflation target.
What Argentina Tells Us About America’s Future
It might be a good time to visit Argentina. You can learn a lot more from an economy in crisis than from one where everything appears to be hunky-dory.
It Feels Like 2007 All Over Again…
As in 1929, 1968, 1999, and 2007 – the Dow-to-Gold ratio is above 20, signaling that stocks are too pricey.
How “Devilish Theories” Return To America
Trump will back down because the Chinese tariffs risk a real trade war with China, the world’s biggest economy. That would be a disaster for the people with the most to lose: the elite... including The Donald himself.
Why Trump Won’t Start A Real Trade War
A real trade war with China would be disastrous – for the Deep State itself. That’s why we predict it won’t happen. The 25% tariffs will more than likely never be fully implemented.
The Fed Can’t Stop What’s Coming
The Fed will never willingly revert to normal (market-discovered) interest rates.
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