Bill Bonner (author)
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Bill Bonner is an American author of books and articles on economic and financial subjects. He is the founder of The Agora, as well as a co-founder of Bonner & Partners publishing. Bonner has written articles for the news and opinion blog LewRockwell.com, MoneyWeek magazine, and his daily financial column Bill Bonner's Diary.
Bonner was a director of MoneyWeek from 2003 to 2009.
Bonner co-authored Financial Reckoning Day: Surviving The Soft Depression of The 21st Century and Empire of Debt with Addison Wiggin. He also co-authored Mobs, Messiahs and Markets with Lila Rajiva. The latter publication won the GetAbstract International Book Award for 2008. He has previously co-authored two short pamphlets with British media historian, John Campbell, and with The Times former editor, Lord William Rees-Mogg, and has co-edited a book of essays with intellectual historian, Pierre Lemieux.
In his two financial books, as well as in The Daily Reckoning, Bonner has argued that the financial future of the United States is in peril because of various economic and demographic trends, not the least of which is America's large trade deficit. He claims that America's foreign policy exploits are tantamount to the establishment of an empire, and that the cost of maintaining such an empire could accelerate America's eventual decline. Bonner argues in his latest book that mob and mass delusions are part of the human condition.
In June 2016, Bill Bonner, via his company Agora, paid for an advertisement on Reuters describing a new law that would not allow Americans to take money out of their own USA accounts. The ad reads: "New Law Cracks Down on Right to Use Cash. Americans are reporting problems taking their own money out of US banks." The advertisement does not cite the law (the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act or FATCA) to which it refers.
- "Bill Bonner, Author at LewRockwell LewRockwell.com".
- Bill Bonner's Diary
- "getAbstract International Book Award".
- Bonner, Bill; Lemieux, Pierre (2003). The Idea of America. Agora Health Books. ISBN 1891434136.
- "Bill Bonner: hold on to your cash, the real financial crisis is yet to come". MoneyWeek. March 3, 2015.
- Wiggins, Addison (June 29, 2015). "When Genius Fails Again". Forbes. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
- Sahadi, Jeanne (June 4, 2015). "You've never seen IRS penalties like these". CNNMoney. Retrieved 2016-08-01.
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