Past Articles


Davos Without the Hookers

“Behind every great fortune there is a crime,” said Balzac. Before the age of capitalism – which gave people the means to build their fortunes without taking anything away from others – that was largely true. So, what lay behind the fortune which Anthony van Sallee used to buy up much of Long Island, New York, in the 17th...

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Is QE Broken?

We’ve come to the charming city of Kilkenny in Ireland to speak at Europe’s first economics festival: Kilkenomics. What...

Bill Bonner's Diary

Aiming for Aristotle’s Head

Wowee! More highs in the stock market. The Dow rose 128 points yesterday. Is the US stock market headed...

Bill Bonner's Diary

Repeat After Me: Economics Is NOT a Science

Dow off 20 points yesterday. Gold down $6 an ounce. No biggie. On Monday and Tuesday, we visited our...

Bill Bonner's Diary

Amor Patria

The Dow took another step up yesterday. Gold held steady. Are we at the beginning of another bubble in...

Gun-Toting Health Enforcers

When we left Baltimore on Friday, the Dow was still going up. Gold was still going down. The Fed...