June 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.

  • From Virtual to Reality

    In WWNK 1/10/05 , we talked about Project Entropia, a sophisticated computer game with (by now) 250,000 players worldwide, touted by its creators as "the first Virtual Universe." "Set in a distant Sci-Fi future, participants assume the...
  • The Era of Personal Products

    Despite our many reservations about the current political/economic situation, we are long-term optimists. Civilization has some serious storms that must be weathered first. But, in the words of Doug Casey, "The future is probably not only brighter...
  • Global Movers and Shakers

    Conspiracy nuts call them "the transatlantic power elite," "rulers of the world," or "Illuminati." They comprise of the richest, most powerful and most well-connected people on Earth, and their alleged goal is the "New...
  • Virus Myth, Part 1

    One moonlit night in 1983, a biochemist named Kary Mullis was driving along a California mountain road when he had an aha! experience akin to Newton's with the apple and Archimedes' in the bathtub. Mullis immediately pulled off the road, awakened...
  • Cancer Immunity via Injection?

    The "War on Cancer" has been going on for decades, eating up billions of dollars in research funding. But with some luck, organizations like the American Cancer Society may soon run out of a job. Immunization rather than prevention or cure is...
  • Debunking Bunker Busters

    As the crisis over Iran's perceived development of nuclear weapons has assumed a dominant place in the daily news, there has been much talk of the possibility of a preemptive strike against that country, to be carried out by the U.S., Israel, or some...
  • The New Miracle Sweeteners, Part II

    In the last issue , we talked about stevia, the natural sweetener that poses a healthy alternative to aspartame and sucralose. However, if you're anything like your editor, nothing will do it for you but the flavor of good old sugar--which, arguably...
  • The Greater Depression--an Update

    It's been said that if you spend 15 minutes a year thinking about the economy, you're wasting 13 minutes. That's generally true. But as an amateur historian, I can't help myself. And I'm forced to believe that this is a time when the...