March 2006 - 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.

  • Reader Feedback 03/21/2006

    FDA's Slick Math " (WWNK 3/7/06): In my opinion the article was a timely wake-up call revealing the lengths the food industry will go to push their harmful product onto the unsuspecting buyer. But what bothered me about the article was the last...
  • Major Fido

    Americans are pet lovers. According to a 2005/2006 survey, there are currently 73 million dogs in the United States, some of them being spoiled like children. But none has taken the humanization of dogs further than the White House. On President Bush's...
  • Homeland What?

    The Department of Homeland Security is the bureau calling the shots when it comes to protecting the United States against terrorists. No doubt that the headquarters of the DHS itself are a fortress-like, high-security complex, guarded by dozens of steely...
  • Trillion with a T

    Since we're on the topic of debt, you may have read that, last week, Congress raised the national debt limit to $9 trillion. That is a 9 with 12 zeros... a number so huge that it's hard to wrap our mind around it. So, to get a better understanding...
  • Shadow Statistics by Doug Casey

    You're bombarded with all those statistics that pour out of Washington, the ones that appear to show how unemployment and inflation are low, GDP is expanding, and so on. They may not square with your personal experience, but after all, the government...
  • A Word from Your Editors

    It's been several weeks since The Great Turmoil. For new subscribers: In January, we announced our decision to discontinue What We Now Know . A decision that generated a flood of saddened reader emails asking us to reconsider... which we eventually...
  • Common Sense in Arabic

    If you think that all Arabs are raving lunatics, waiting to burn down another embassy and happily bomb themselves to kingdom come, you may change your mind after watching this video . But hurry, the link might only be up for a few days. ( http://switch5...
  • The Most Powerful Bank You've Never Heard Of

    You know banks like Citibank, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, etc. You read about the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), even if you're not quite sure what they do (not to worry--they're a little confused, too). And you're...
  • FDA's Slick Math

    In our (math) book, two plus two still equals four. However, the Food and Drug Administration would probably disagree. After all, according to their own calculations, ½ + ½ + ½ + ½ + ½ + ½ + ½ + ½ + ½ + ½ + ½ = 0. Lately, you might have noticed flashy...
  • Understanding Nevada's Emerging Gold Plays

    If Nevada was a separate country, it would rank as the world's #3 gold producer, with most of that production coming from the Carlin trend where over 50,000,000 ounces of gold have already been produced. There are, however, an increasing number of...