August 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 08/22/2006

    Our last WWNK issue generated plenty of reader emails, mostly on our article "The Chemotherapy Mafia" (see below). We also received some reassuring letters regarding our reminder to displeased readers that Doug Casey does not personally write...
  • Now You See It, Now You Don't

    Invisibility. Wow. The idea of disappearing from view has been a human obsession since, well, probably since there were humans. The ancient Greeks postulated Hermes' invisibility helmet, H. G. Wells' hero had his potion, and Harry Potter dons...
  • The Unspreadable Epidemic

    Just a few weeks ago, British pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline proudly announced a major breakthrough in creating a new bird flu vaccine. The product--unlike competitor Sanofi's vaccine--only contains low doses of the active ingredient and is therefore...
  • Google Earth--Harmless Toy or Security Threat?

    We confess that we don't know any of these people, nor how they come to have so much free time. But they're out there, the folks who spend what must be many hours out of their days scanning the surface of the planet with Google Earth, looking...
  • Our New Friends

    According to a recent poll conducted by Opinion Dynamics--and reported by FOX News --67% of Americans believe that the U.S. will be unable to stop a civil war from breaking out in Iraq. 3% think there is already a civil war going on. 31% say the U.S....
  • Reader Feedback 08/08/2006

    Many thanks to our readers for answering the call to provide feedback on our article in WWNK 7/25, "The End of Roe v. Wade : The El Salvador Experience." As far as we can tell, the opinions were roughly 50/50: Half of our readers voiced their...
  • Currency Regime Change

    There is a major change coming that will catch most investors by surprise: the end of the U.S. dollar as the de-facto world reserve currency. Play it right and you can make life-changing returns. Central Banks Looking to Exit the Dollar In the International...
  • The Chemotherapy Mafia

    On July 20, 1995, the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission raided the office of Glenn Warner, MD, an oncologist with unusual views on healing, and revoked his medical license. Allegedly, Warner had cured more than 1,000 patients from...
  • The Cost of Coming Home

    Everyone now concedes that the present administration ordered the armed forces into Iraq with no fallback plan if things went awry after Saddam was deposed. Thus, instead of the hoped-for welcoming of Americans as liberators and peace breaking out all...