Bill Bonner is an American author of books and articles on economic and financial subjects. He is the founder and president of Agora Publishing, and author of a daily financial column, Diary of a Rogue Economist. Bonner is also co-founder and regular contributor to The Daily Reckoning. And he has written articles for the news and opinion blog, LewRockwell.com. and MoneyWeek magazine.Bonner co-authored Financial Reckoning Day: Surviving The Soft Depression of The 21st Century and Empire of Debt with Addison Wiggin. He also co-authored Mobs, Messiahs and Markets with Lila Rajiva. The later publication won the GetAbstract International Book Award for 2008. He has previously co-authored two short pamphlets with British media historian, John Campbell, and with Financial Times editor, Lord William Rees-Mogg, and has co-edited a book of essays with intellectual historian, Pierre Lemieux.In his two financial books and in The Daily Reckoning, Bonner argues that the financial future of the United States is in peril because of various economic and demographic trends, not the least of which is America's large trade deficit. He claims that America's foreign policy exploits are tantamount to the establishment of an empire and that the price of maintaining such an empire could accelerate America's eventual decline. Bonner argues in his latest book that mob and mass delusions are part of the human condition. Bonner attended the University of New Mexico and Georgetown University Law School and he began work with Jim Davidson, at the National Tax-payer's Union.Bonner has received awards for renovating historic buildings along with his project manager, Jean Hankey.