April 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 04/18/2006

    In the last issue , we asked for your feedback on our article "'Utter Debacle' in Iraq"--and got it in abundance. Here are two representative emails. (For more, follow the link below.) Here's a guy from the inside spilling his guts...
  • Slimming Effects

    One of your editor's favorite TV sitcom scenes is from "Friends". The friends are watching an old home video of the Gellers, in which an extremely overweight, teenage Monica is eating a big sandwich. Joey: "Some girl ate Monica."...
  • Foreign Legion

    What brings so many foreigners to China and why do they keep coming here in increasing numbers, despite the popular image of the country being a repressive regime with extreme pollution and poverty? The mass influx of expatriates includes many Japanese...
  • The Virus Killer They Don't Want You to Know About

    There's an invincible weapon against disease and infection--a cure-it-all remedy that kills any virus it comes in contact with. That includes the most feared biological agents like anthrax, ebola, and H5N1 (the infamous bird flu virus). No known germ...
  • The Folly of Wealth Transfer

    In the last WWNK issue , we alerted you to U.N. plans to tax wealthier nations in order to redistribute money to poorer ones. We noted our opposition to such schemes, in part because we don't like new taxes in general, and in part because we certainly...
  • Trouble Ahead for Junior Uranium?

    As Casey readers know, I've been bullish on uranium for almost eight years now. And despite the fact that uranium has more than tripled, I continue to like it today almost as much as when I was a lone voice in the woods. Although the uranium spot...
  • Legalize Meth

    The scariest thing anyone could hear: "I'm from the government and I'm here to help you." It's an old joke, containing an even older truth: Whenever the government starts interfering with any part of our lives, usually nothing good...
  • "Utter Debacle" in Iraq

    What CTU (counter-terrorist unit) is to Fox's mega-hit 24 , Delta Force is to real life. And what Jack Bauer is to the TV series, Eric Haney has been to the U.S. government. Haney is a founding member of the U.S. military's elite covert counter...
  • Taxing the World by Doug Casey

    Longtime readers will know where we stand on the subject of taxes. They are theft, just like anything else that coerces you out of your hard-earned money at the point of a gun. True, it is part of the social compact that we put up with a certain amount...