Who he is: Addison Wiggin is executive producer of Agora Financial, LLC, based in Baltimore, Maryland, USA., a "fiercely independent economic forecasting and financial research firm" that publishes such e-letters as "Whiskey & Gunpowder," "Penny Sleuth" and "Rude Awakening." Addison is creator and editorial director of Agora Financial's "5 Min. Forecast" and editorial director of "The Daily Reckoning," Agora's flagship publication.
Wiggin founded Agora Entertainment, and was executive producer and co-writer of the documentary film, "I.O.U.S.A.," highly acclaimed and nominated for Grand Jury Prize at the 208 Sundance Film Festival and 2009 Critics Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature. I.O.U.S.A. was shortlisted for a 2009 Academy Award.
Addison Wiggin is author of the companion book to the film I.O.U.S.A., wrote The Demise of the Dollar (2nd edition, 2008) and is a three-time New York Times best-selling author. Wiggin co-authored two books with William Bonner, Financial Reckoning Day in 2003 and Empire of Debt in 2005. In the summer of 2009 the second edition of both books were published. Wiggin's writing has been translated into French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian.
Wiggin's career with Agora, Inc. began as a copywriter, trained by Bill Bonner and Michael Masterson, in 1993. Wiggin at one point worked at the Cato Institute in fundraising and communications. Addison spent four years in Paris with Bill Bonner establishing the company's subsidiary, Publications Agora, and in London, founding the US and UK editions of "The Daily Reckoning."
Background: Addison Wiggin hails from Stratham, New Hampshire. For a time he followed The Grateful Dead, where he claims he gained his "most clear insight into free market capitalism." After a several-year stint as a self-described "ski bum" in Telluride, Colorado he pursued a Bachelor's degree in English and French from Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado followed by a Master's in Philosophy from St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Annapolis, Maryland.