November 2004 - What We Now Know

You won't find specific stock recommendations in "What We Now Know", but you WILL find a remarkable array of fascinating, entertaining, and always useful information on a wide range of trends in the economy, geo-politics, health and technology and more.

  • WTO MAKES AMERICAN LAW

    Many of our readers will remember that back in the early 1990s, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) attempted to expand its influence in the realm of nutritional supplements. The agency sought to reclassify vitamins, herbs, and the like as drugs, rather...
  • CONTROVERSY-FREE STEM CELLS

    In WWNK 12/15/03 , we mentioned stem cell research and TriStem for the first time. Since we think this new science deserves a place in the spotlight, here's an extensive write-up on what may well be the world's most spectacular stem cell breakthrough...
  • Hurricane Charley Pays Off

    Ronald Reagan--a famous skeptic of social assistance--once said, "Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate the need for its own existence." What then would Reagan say about billions in government handouts going to recipients who just keep...
  • Internet Telephones Go Mainstream

    After the Internet became available, it didn't take advanced users long to realize they could use the service to speak to each other. It was only necessary to convert voices into digital packets using a new Voice-over- Internet Protocol, or VoIP-...
  • Flu Season Part II: Much Ado about Nothing?

    For the first time in years, Americans are not afraid of terror attacks. That would be good news, if it weren't for the simple fact that the al- Qaeda scare has been (temporarily) outmatched by another: The flu. A nationwide panic has erupted since...
  • Privatizing Social Security

    According to a recent poll, those young Americans who believe in flying saucers outnumber those who think Social Security will be there for them in their old age, by about two to one. While they may or may not be right about UFOs, the kids' skepticism...