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. Bill has been a weekly contributor to The Rum Rebellion.

How America Gets Poorer and Weaker

The stock market famously ‘looks ahead’; is it looking ahead to a weaker, poorer America? After January 2000, stocks (our most important capital assets) began to fall. Measured by gold, the Dow is worth less…

How America Lost to a Nutjob Economy

The US, the world’s biggest spendthrift, spends money it doesn’t earn. And China, the world’s biggest chump, builds huge factories, highways, cities, ports — all to sell real products to a customer who pays with…

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