The Lonely Realist
Political & Financial Commentary

The Lonely Realist is a bridge across the partisan gap, raising questions and making pointed observations about politics, economics, international relations and the markets. Its goal is to raise awareness and inspire thought on controversial issues that impact America and Americans, highlighting issues that should be, but rarely are, the focus of bipartisan discussion.

In seeking to promote dialogue, The Lonely Realist is not an advocate of conclusions or remedies. To the extent perceived biases leak into these pages, as they sometimes do, please ignore them. They are inadvertent missteps. 

  • “The human condition is improving at an exponential rate.” – The Lonely Realist The human condition has improved more over the last 100 years than it did over the prior 5,000 years. Think about what that means. Then consider that the next 25 years will...

  • “Progressives want billionaires to pay their ‘fair share.’ What does that mean?” – The Lonely Realist The highest income tax rate payable by Americans is 37%, yet reports indicate that billionaires pay less, far less. For example, according to a 2021 White House release, an...

  • “Is the bull back?” – The Lonely Realist The bear warnings have been ominous. Virtually every seasoned analyst today is predicting a 2023 recession. One of America’s premier economists, A. Gary Shilling, goes further, saying that the recession already has started …, although it “won’t...

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William (Bill) Natbony is The Lonely Realist, its author and originator. The opinions expressed in TLR are solely Bill’s opinions, have not been edited or reviewed, and do not reflect the views or opinions or any other person.