When Weird Becomes the New Normal

 

Maria Bonaventura

Aug. 25, 2019

 

As our editor muses this week, America peaked around the turn of the century. And it’s been going downhill since then. The lies have gotten bigger. Deficits larger. Politics nastier and stupider. And the public is now easier to bamboozle than ever. Can Trump make America smart again?


image How the World Reaches Peak Weirdness
Just when we thought things couldn’t get any weirder… From negative rates to “free” houses in Denmark, world leaders are trying to outdo each other in the bizarre. But as our editor points out on Monday, the weirder things get, the more people want to think they aren’t weird at all…

image Brace Yourself: Good News Coming
Who knew managing the economy just right was so simple? Turn up the music. Dump in some more Jim Beam. And let the party rage on. There’s only one small problem… and it involves an explosion of fakery…

image 21st-Century America: Rotten but Gluten-Free
If you listen to the geniuses on TV, you’d think the boom on Wall Street can go on forever. But as Bill reminds us on Wednesday, every bubble pops eventually. And this one is getting damn close to the pin…

image Start the Presses, Let the Good Times Roll
Good news! The economy is in the doghouse. That means the Fed can fire up the printing presses guilt-free… and keep the fake-money boom going. But as astute readers will point out, someone has to foot the bill. And, Dear Reader, we think you can guess who…

image The Greatest Political Leader of All Time
Trump may be the most gifted natural politician Bill has ever seen. Who else has led America so recklessly and ruthlessly? But as our editor shows on Friday, there’s just one thing you can’t count on The Donald for…

image We’re Entering the Most Profitable Phase of the 5G Boom
Cities around the world are lighting up with 5G networks. It’s a revolutionary upgrade to our current internet… And awareness is just starting to hit the mainstream. Bill’s go-to tech expert shows us what that means for investors…

 

Regards,

Maria Bonaventura
Managing Editor, Bill Bonner’s Diary