Skip to main content


The Essential Investor

S1E2: What Went Wrong with America: Empire of Debt

By March 2, 2023March 29th, 2023No Comments

What Went Wrong with America

S1E2: America’s Generational Failure

Empire of Debt

1 hr 15 min | Featuring: Addison Wiggin, Bill Bonner, Dan Denning, Doug Hill

Available In The Essential Investor

Watch EpisodeWatch Trailer

Episode Description

Episode 2 of the What Went Wrong with America, The Wiggin Sessions financial exposé into the ruination of our once great country explores how we arrived at this ruinous crossroads. You’ll hear raw, unfiltered, uncensored conversation between two financial legends, Bill Bonner and Addison Wiggin.

This special episode lets you be a fly on the wall as these two financial publishers and entrepreneurs go back and forth about America’s glaring weaknesses, sharing wisdom earned over decades of success and experience. It’s a can’t miss episode for investors of any size, and offers everyday Americans an authentic look at the past, present and future of the USA.

Episodes in this series

Addison Wiggin

Addison Wiggin Addison Wiggin is an American writer, publisher, and filmmaker. He was the founder of Agora Financial and publisher for 18 years. An acclaimed New York Times best-selling author, his books include: Financial Reckoning DayEmpire of DebtThe Demise of the Dollar, and The Little Book of the Shrinking Dollar. Addison is also the writer and executive producer of the documentary I.O.U.S.A., an exposé on the national debt, shortlisted for an Academy Award in 2008. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his family. Addison started his latest project, The Wiggin Sessions, powered by The Essential Investor, in March 2020. He films from a homegrown studio in his basement.