The New Empire of Debt
by Bill Bonner & Addison Wiggin

The New Empire of Debt is the newly updated revision of Empire of Debt, by the internationally acclaimed author team of William Bonner and Addison Wiggin. In The New Empire of Debt, Bonner and Wiggin return to reveal how the epic financial bubble that is plaguing the United States will soon bring an end to this once-great empire.

Throughout the book, they offer a frightening look at the United States’ precarious position and discuss how government control of the economy and financial system— combined with unfettered deficit spending and gluttonous consumption—has ravaged the business environment, devastated consumer confidence, and pushed the global economy to the brink.

Along the way, Bonner and Wiggin warn of the dangers that lie ahead and offer practical advice to protect your financial well-being as the American empire collapses upon itself. You’ll discover that you don’t have to tie your own fate to the inevitable destruction of America’s system of imperial finance. Instead, you can take some simple steps to weather the crisis. Bonner and Wiggin have been studying the financial landscape for more than twenty years. With The New Empire of Debt, they not only show you how we got into this mess, but how to get yourself out of it.

Bonner’s and Wiggin’s best-selling Empire of Debt has garnered critical acclaim and from a slew of mainstream media including, but definitely not limited to, MarketWatch, The Economist, SmartMoney and the Huffington Post. See what the media has said about this ground-breaking title on the Media & Mentions page, and let the reviews and commentary speak for itself.

It’s no wonder why The New Empire of Debt has received so much positive attention since the first edition’s release in 2005. A financial disaster is coming to the United States… We don’t know how or when. But The New Empire of Debt will prepare readers to be well informed on how to weather the crisis when it arrives, and know the necessary steps to protect their investments and their families.To learn more about The New Empire of Debt and to browse the topics that Bonner and Wiggin expertly discuss, take a look at What’s Inside Empire of Debt.

Meet the Authors

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    Bill Bonner

    Since founding Agora Inc. in 1979, Bill Bonner has found success and garnered camaraderie in numerous communities and industries. A man of many talents, his entrepreneurial savvy, unique writings, philanthropic undertakings, and preservationist activities have all been recognized and awarded by some of America's most respected authorities. Along with Addison Wiggin, his friend and colleague, Bill has written two New York Times best-selling books, Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt. Both works have been critically acclaimed internationally. With political journalist Lila Rajiva, he wrote his third New York Times best-selling book, Mobs, Messiahs and Markets, which offers concrete advice on how to avoid the public spectacle of modern finance. Since 1999, Bill has been a daily contributor and the driving force behind The Daily Reckoning . Bill's most recent book Dice Have No Memory: Big Bets and Bad Economics from Paris to the Pampas was released in April 2011.


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    Addison Wiggin

    Addison Wiggin is the executive publisher of Agora Financial, LLC, a fiercely independent economic forecasting and financial research firm. He’s the creator and editorial director of Agora Financial’s daily 5 Min. Forecast and editorial director of The Daily Reckoning. Wiggin is the founder of Agora Entertainment, executive producer and co-writer of I.O.U.S.A., which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, the 2009 Critics Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature, and was also shortlisted for a 2009 Academy Award. He is the author of the companion book of the film I.O.U.S.A.and his second edition of The Demise of the Dollar… and Why it’s Even Better for Your Investments was just fully revised and updated. Wiggin is a three-time New York Times best-selling author whose work has been recognized by The New York Times Magazine, The Economist, Worth, The New York Times, The Washington Post as well as major network news programs. He also co-authored international bestsellers Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt with Bill Bonner.