Bill Bonner’s Diary of a Rogue Economist

Weekend Edition: This “Loophole” Could Earn You $50,000 More in Retirement Income

Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Philip Moeller, and Paul Solman, April 18, 2015

Each year, Americans collectively leave billions of dollars in Social Security benefits on the table. And you could be missing out on thousands… maybe even tens of thousands… of dollars in guaranteed Social Security income.

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How to Not Pay Your Mortgage… and Get Away With It

Bill Bonner, Chairman, Bonner & Partners, April 17, 2015

Some of this opinion comes from looking in the mirror: New products? New technology? New businesses? The older we get the less interest we have. When we learn a “new” song on the guitar, for example, it is likely to be one written half a century ago.

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The Zombies Want to Eat Your Flesh!

Bill Bonner, Chairman, Bonner & Partners, April 16, 2015

In politics and economics, most people believe what isn’t true: that the common folk select their leaders… and that these leaders are wiser than God.

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The Global Debt Binge Is Worse Than You Imagined

Bill Bonner, Chairman, Bonner & Partners, April 15, 2015

Today, we plunge into the sublime. That’s right: We are leaving the ridiculous behind. Instead, it’s headfirst into the dark pool of things we will never understand and probably never should try.

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This Is Why Your Wages Aren’t Rising…

Bill Bonner, Chairman, Bonner & Partners, April 14, 2015

We ended last week wondering what had gone wrong: How come the 21st century has turned out to be such a dud? Where are the jaw-dropping new inventions? Where are the rising incomes? Where is the dynamic, sizzling economy we expected?

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“I Don’t Know How We Will Get Her Body Down…”

Bill Bonner, Chairman, Bonner & Partners, April 13, 2015

After a few more minutes of questions and awkward conversation, the three of us shook her hand and said goodbye. “Until next time,” we said… doubting there would be a next time, as we rode back across the river.

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Entrepreneurs Are Vanishing… Here’s Why

Bill Bonner, Chairman, Bonner & Partners, April 10, 2015

We focused on the economy. We might just as well have looked at education, health care, human liberty, safety, politics or war. Almost everywhere you look things appear to be degrading. We are less rich, less free, less safe and probably less smart than we were 15 years ago.

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Weekend Edition: What I Learned About Life After Interviewing 80 Highly Successful People

James Altucher, April 11, 2015

I had no favorites. They were all great. I interviewed Peter Thiel, Coolio, Mark Cuban, Arianna Huffington, Amanda Palmer, Tony Robbins… and many more. I’m really grateful they all wanted to talk to me.

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