Past Articles


Old Man Rothschild Was Right…

When we left you yesterday we were lamenting how the American working classes have lost ground. Today, the typical working stiff has a lower real income than he had in 1950. Wait… Is that possible? Yes. As we showed yesterday, he has to work longer today to pay for a family car and a house than did six decades ago. In...

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How America’s Working Stiffs Got Stiffed

Amazing how much difference a few years make. We first visited China in the 1980s. It was an appalling...

Bill Bonner's Diary

The Honest President

Dear Diary Reader, Dad is in Beijing at the Chinese launch of his new book on family wealth, Family Fortunes. So...

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Your Only Advantage in the Markets

Whew! We spent most of last week on airplanes. From Paris to Amsterdam… then to Vancouver… then to Beijing… and...

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Has the Chinese Economy Hit the Great Wall?

The lazy days of summer trading continue. The Dow barely moved yesterday. Gold fell $15 an ounce – to...

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I Can’t Get No…

Dear Diary Reader, Dad is on his way to Beijing today on business. So there’ll be no regular Diary today. Here’s one...