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.

Our Rude Return to America

And over the last 20 years, guess which economy grew fastest — the US or the EU? America or Europe? Not to keep you in suspense, the answer is Europe. GDP per capita rose 35%…

What the End of a Boom Looks Like

At the beginning of a boom, manufacturing thrives. The furnaces are lit, employees are recalled, and output shoots up.At the end, the lights go out. Houston Molnar reported from our research department:

What the End of a Boom Looks Like

At the beginning of a boom, investors are sceptical. They part with their money reluctantly, almost grudgingly…carefully looking for value. But after a few years and a few drinks, they forget all about value.

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