Past Articles


What TARP Boss Neil Barofsky Told Me Yesterday Should Shock You

A friend in Washington had promised to introduce us to Neil Barofsky, inspector general of the TARP program. You remember TARP? It was the feds' $700 billion program to rescue the US economy from a correction. Neil Barofsky was in charge of it. So we decided to go down and ask him how it turned out...

Bill Bonner's Diary

The Phony Recovery

Not much action following the new Dow high. Not much follow-through. But no big breakdown, either. As near as...

Bill Bonner's Diary

Buffett to Bernanke: It’s Easier to Buy Than to Sell

The Dow rose another 48 points yesterday. Gold was up $24 per ounce. Nothing remarkable. Nothing illuminating, either. The...

Bill Bonner's Diary

The Greatest Lie the Fed Ever Told

At the start of last week, it was widely reported that US central bankers had gone as far as...

Bill Bonner's Diary

Fed Fail

Stocks and gold were slapped down yesterday. The Dow lost more than 130 points. Gold eked out a $10-per-ounce...

Bill Bonner's Diary

The Grandest Larceny of All Time

Gold seems to be coming back fast. It rose $38 per ounce yesterday. Of course, the Fed's monetary meddling...