Blog Posts - Bill Bonner



“Debt Frankenstein Threatens Trump”

“Debt Frankenstein Threatens Trump”by Bill Bonner"Stocks hesitated last Wednesday after the Fed announced its puny rate increase. Then, yesterday, they continued their march to glory, coming to rest just 150 points shy of the Dow’s 20,000 mark.
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Dec 20, 2016

"The Fed’s ‘Debt Monster’ Is Calling the Shots"

"The Fed’s ‘Debt Monster’ Is Calling the Shots"by Bill Bonner"The funny money gets funnier in the US, too… As expected, the Fed raised its key short-term lending rate by 25 basis points, to 0.75%. Stocks fell. Bloomberg Markets: ‘Federal Re...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Dec 17, 2016

The Economy: "Funny Money Is Getting Funnier"

"Funny Money Is Getting Funnier"by Bill Bonner"Funny money is getting funnier and funnier. Our challenge is to figure out who the butt of the joke is. We have a brother who is a realtor in Virginia. This past weekend, he was busy entertaining a group...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Dec 15, 2016

"How You Become a Crony"

"How You Become a Crony"by Bill Bonner"Who’s the biggest winner so far? ‘Government Sachs!’ Fortune magazine reports that the winningest person since Trump’s election is Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein. Goldman’s stock price is back to wh...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Dec 14, 2016

"Can Trump End the Reign of ‘Bubble Finance’?"

"Can Trump End the Reign of ‘Bubble Finance’?"by Bill Bonner"When we left you last week, we were in the middle of describing the crooked hind leg of crony capitalism. We used billionaire businessman Wilbur Ross- Donald Trump’s pick for the...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Dec 13, 2016

The Economy: "The Crony’s Recipe for Building a Fortune"

"The Crony’s Recipe for Building a Fortune"by Bill Bonner"‘Behind every great fortune is a crime,’ said French novelist Honoré de Balzac. Even our modest little pile owes much to a crime, though not our own. But what is behind Wilbur Ross’ b...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Dec 12, 2016

“How Do You Destroy a Business?”

“How Do You Destroy a Business?”by Bill Bonner"We are looking ahead. And coming together is not only a clearer picture of how Trump’s reflation might turn out…but also a better understanding of what has gone wrong with the whole economy. Over...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Dec 9, 2016

"Who Will Stop the Deep State’s Confiscation of Your Money?"

"Who Will Stop the Deep State’s Confiscation of Your Money?"by Bill Bonner"When Cash Is Outlawed…Only Outlaws Will Have Cash: Harvard economist Larry Summers is a reliable source of claptrap. And a frequent spokesman for the Deep State. To b...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Dec 8, 2016

"How the Deep State Cronies Steal from You…"

"How the Deep State Cronies Steal from You…"by Bill Bonner"We came down the coast from Dublin to check on our new office building. For this visit, we wanted to stay somewhere different than we normally do. So we chose a small hotel on the coast, ca...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Dec 7, 2016

“Deep State: The Secret Government That Wants All Your Secrets…”

“Deep State: The Secret Government That Wants All Your Secrets…”by Bill Bonner"Over the years — hardly noticed by the press or the public — a group of insiders has taken control of Washington. These zombies and cronies — who number in the...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Dec 6, 2016

The Economy: "No Surrender in the Fed’s ‘War on the Markets’"

"No Surrender in the Fed’s ‘War on the Markets’"by Bill Bonner"People never intend to bring disasters upon themselves. But they sometimes put themselves in situations in which disaster is the only way out. The ‘War Between the States’ was s...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Dec 5, 2016

“The Swamp Is Winning Over Donald Trump”

“The Swamp Is Winning Over Donald Trump”by Bill Bonner“Judging by the mail we’ve been receiving, dear readers would like to see a more positive attitude towards the president-elect. We would like to take a more positive approach; we like wish...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Dec 2, 2016

“ The Parasitocracy: If World War II Breaks Out Again, We’ll Be Ready for It”

“The Parasitocracy:If World War II Breaks Out Again, We’ll Be Ready for It”by Bill Bonner‘There never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword.’- Ulysses S Grant“Mr. Trump is sti...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Dec 1, 2016

“Why Donald Trump Is One of Hillary’s Big Donors”

“Why Donald Trump Is One of Hillary’s Big Donors”by Bill Bonner‘When they call, I give. And you know what? When I need something from them two years later, three years later, I call them, they are there for me. With Hillary Clinton, I said be...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Sep 5, 2016

Bill Bonner, "The ‘Originario War’ Claims Its First Victim"

"The ‘Originario War’ Claims Its First Victim"by Bill Bonner‘Government can have no more than two legitimate purposes, the suppression of injustice against individuals within the community, and the common defense against external invasion.’-...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Sep 2, 2016

“Why Is the USDA Buying Shotguns, Drones, Helicopters, and Bombs?”

“Why Is the USDA Buying Shotguns, Drones, Helicopters, and Bombs?”by Bill Bonner"Today, some disturbing details about the growing power of the Deep State. But first, an update from the ranch… It snowed a little this morning…just a few light f...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Sep 1, 2016

Bill Bonner, “The ‘Originario War’ on Our Ranch Takes a New Turn”

“The ‘Originario War’ on Our Ranch Takes a New Turn”by Bill Bonner“We folded a soft, thick, llama-wool blanket and laid it on the bottom sheet. Then we put down the top sheet…along with a modern, spun-wool blanket…added a beige wool cov...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Sep 1, 2016

"Does the Federal Reserve Bank Want Trump to Lose?"

"Does the Federal Reserve Bank Want Trump to Lose?"by Bill Bonner"There’s trouble up here in the mountains. We’ve come back to the ranch to see if there is anything we can do about it.Trouble on the ranch: To bring you up to date, former Arg...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Aug 31, 2016

The Economy: “How Does It All End? Part II: The Fed”

“How Does It All End? Part II: The Fed”by Bill Bonner‘We’re not hunting for sport,’ explained the woman in charge of the hunt. ‘We’re hunting for necessity.’ Each hunt has a person who is responsible to the government. Not necessarily...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Aug 30, 2016

“Why Are Germans Stockpiling Food and Cash?”

“Why Are Germans Stockpiling Food and Cash?”by Bill Bonner“Sirius rises late in the dark, liquid skyOn summer nights, star of stars,Orion’s Dog they call it, brightestOf all, but an evil portent, bringing heatAnd fevers to suffering humanity.
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Aug 29, 2016


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