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Bill Bonner

Bill Bonner

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010


Bill Bonner is the founder and editor of The Daily Reckoning. He is also the author, with Addison Wiggin, of The Wall Street Journal best seller Financial Reckoning Day: Surviving the Soft Depression of the 21st Century (John Wiley & Sons).

  • Alpha Dogs

    Published 30 March 2007 | viewed 3,479 times

    God must love typical investors; he created so many of them. But he cursed the poor yahoos to mediocrity. They can't get 'alpha' (above market…

  • Loans from Hell

    Published 16 March 2007 | viewed 5,161 times

    "Credit issues are there but they are contained." - Hank Paulson, March 6, 2007 You can take the temper of an era by looking to…

  • Alphas, Betas, Scamps AND Scalawags

    Published 09 March 2007 | viewed 2,895 times

    Probably the greatest disappointment to a modern man over the age of 50 comes when he looks in the mirror. We say that not as…

  • Normal Markets

    Published 02 March 2007 | viewed 3,643 times

    "You can't always get what you want, but...you get what you need." - The Rolling Stones "Bernanke's words lift investor sentiment," said the headline in…

  • Confessions of a Newsletter Man

    Published 02 February 2007 | viewed 2,753 times

    Was ever there a fairer métier than ours? The poor carpenter risks cutting his fingers or banging his knee. The used car salesman's hearing goes…

  • The Highway Men

    Published 28 January 2007 | viewed 3,808 times

    "Behind every great fortune lies a crime." - Balzac You can tell a leopard by its spots. But can you tell a boom by its…

  • Real Heroes

    Published 05 January 2007 | viewed 3,092 times

    And one was a soldier, and one was a priest, And one was slain by a fierce wild beast... they were all of them saints…

  • Liars' Loans

    Published 16 September 2006 | viewed 3,550 times

    On Tuesday came news that the house of Goldman continues to prosper. The company announced record profits. It also announced that its 25,647 employees would…

  • Festering Dudgeon

    Published 09 September 2006 | viewed 5,607 times

    We end this week in a state of low dudgeon. Everyone we ever heard of who was in a state of dudgeon was in a…

  • I, Greenspan

    Published 22 January 2006 | viewed 3,468 times

    I, Alan Aurifericus Nefarious Greenspan, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank, holder of the Medal of Freedom, Knight of the British Empire, member of the…

  • The Importance of Doing Nothing

    Published 17 September 2005 | viewed 4,708 times

    The nation's newspapers and TV blabbermouths have been in full-throated yelp against inactivity. In the wake of the New Orleans inundation, they surf for sound…

  • Good-Bye, Ruby Tuesday

    Published 15 July 2005 | viewed 4,663 times

    Today, we write about the difference between price and value...and about an amazing summer 40 years ago. Forty years and two days ago, Lyndon Johnson…

  • Fin De Bubble

    Published 24 June 2005 | viewed 3,361 times

    The heat came down on London yesterday like a hot iron. It took the wrinkles out, leaving the whole city as flat and limp as…

  • A Thousand Clowns

    Published 03 May 2005 | viewed 4,758 times

    Economics has been called the "dismal science." But even that is merely fraud and flattery. Economics is dismal, but it isn't science. At its best…

  • Globalization and its Discontents

    Published 23 April 2005 | viewed 3,540 times

    It is widely believed that the Chinese are eating our lunch. Their factories hum and belch smoke, while ours go silent and send up weeds…

  • Greenspan's Whopper

    Published 11 February 2005 | viewed 2,918 times

    "You are wasting your life and your talents writing about Alan Greenspan every day," said an old friend. For years, we have been working on…

  • The Money Pit

    Published 14 January 2005 | viewed 1,700 times

    A real alternative: Investing in a chateau in Normandy The financial media is full of bores and quacks - just like Congress. But all the…

  • Under the Top

    Published 07 January 2005 | viewed 1,606 times

    Kiplinger magazine aimed a soft glove at us. Here, we pause to see what else is between the covers of the January issue...and look for…

  • Sitting on Bayonettes

    Published 28 May 2004 | viewed 2,330 times

    There is a time for everything. Yesterday, we meant to tell you - perhaps we did - about our conversation with a young French analyst.…

  • Whole Lot of 'Flation Going On

    Published 16 April 2004 | viewed 1,515 times

    Something awful is afoot, we think. But what? In almost every direction we look, we see people going about their business as if nothing were…