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  • BRAINWASHED

    Commonly, we associate the term "government propaganda" with dictators in remote third-world countries or rogue regimes of the past, the most notorious being Nazi Germany. "It is the absolute right of the state to supervise the formation...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 04-11-2005
  • Don't Discount Discounted Dividends

    Introduction This week's letter is from John P. Hussman, Ph.D., President of Hussman Investment Trust. His firm is one of the few that has employed hedging techniques, similar to the hedge fund world, in a mutual fund structure. John is also one of...
    Posted to John Mauldin's Outside the Box by John Mauldin on 04-11-2005
  • How To Avoid Large Investment Losses

    Introduction When it comes to investing, we now live in a time of information overload, what with numerous financial channels on TV, endless investment advice on the Internet and hundreds of newsletters and other publications related to the markets and...
    Posted to Forecasts & Trends by Gary D. Halbert on 04-05-2005
  • Unexpected Returns

    Introduction Writing on the train to Yorkshire from London, I am surrounded by a gorgeous English countryside on a beautiful spring day. Life has its moments. I like the trains in Europe. Quite a civilized way to travel. Yet every time I pull out my wallet...
    Posted to Thoughts From The Frontline by John Mauldin on 04-05-2005
  • SPRAY THE SHARKS AWAY

    Hikers commonly use Deep Woods Off to keep mosquitoes and black flies away, and savvy outdoors people carry mace to ward off bears. Now two New Jersey chemists have developed a chemical spray that is supposed to repel a surfers' hazard: Great White...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 04-04-2005
  • RESOLVING THE HEALTH CARE CRISIS, PART II

    Last week, we talked about the looming Medicare crisis, asking "Is Medicare a train wreck waiting to happen?" This week, we'll look into potential ways to turn around the situation. Regarding the issue of health care in general, the solvency...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 04-04-2005
  • PASSING OF THE POPE

    Pope John Paul II is dead, at age 84. Elected in 1978, for many of our younger readers he is probably the only pope they consciously remember. Although we at WWNK usually don't concern ourselves with religious affairs, we were curious as to what happens...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 04-04-2005
  • GOTHIC BLOOD BATH?

    Goths, the pale-faced, black-clad figures that populate so many high school and college campuses, are beginning to get a bad rep. The recent school shooting at the Red Lake Band of Chippewa reservation in Minnesota was committed by a teenager associated...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 04-04-2005
  • An Asset Allocation Strategy For The Intelligent Investor

    Introduction This week's report is about some research finding from a group in Bellevue, Washington called Evergreen Capital Management, LLC. They have built a proprietary model that is used to predict when mutual fund styles (large-mid-small capitalization...
    Posted to John Mauldin's Outside the Box by John Mauldin on 04-04-2005
  • $100 Oil is the Solution

    Introduction How can we go from oil priced in the low teens only a few years ago to oil now holding steady in the mid-50s? This week we have seen a projected price spike of $105 from Goldman Sachs. Can you say $4 a gallon gasoline, boys and girls? $100...
    Posted to Thoughts From The Frontline by John Mauldin on 04-02-2005
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  • Getting Your Affairs In Order - Beyond Living Wills

    Introduction The Terri Schiavo case has focused America’s attention on the need for living wills. It has been reported that because of the publicity, literally millions of Americans are seeking advice on how to prepare a living will so that their loved...
    Posted to Forecasts & Trends by Gary D. Halbert on 03-29-2005
  • OUR MAN IN CHINA

    Mr. X, our insider in Iraq, has recently kept silent. But since his views were very popular with our readers, we have found someone in another political and economic hotspot: The People's Republic of China. UK citizen Antony Peyton has been living...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 03-28-2005
  • NEW GOOGLE GADGETS

    What if there were a software that lets you find and organize all the pictures on your computer--including the ones you forgot about--edit them, share them with others, arrange them into slide shows, movies, and collages... all for free? Google , tirelessly...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 03-28-2005
  • FLOSSING--THE GREAT IN-BETWEEN

    Flossing your teeth daily can save more than just your smile. According to dental experts, flossing is not only important for oral hygiene, but for our hearts and overall good health. Of course, those already familiar with the power of the string will...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 03-28-2005
  • RESOLVING THE HEALTH CARE CRISIS

    Recently, WWNK took a hard look at Social Security, and discovered that it is not nearly in as rough a condition as the fear mongers in politics would have us believe. Today we turn our attention to Medicare, another federal program that's received...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 03-28-2005