January 2007 - 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.

  • Eminent Extortion

    In June 2005, the property rights case of Kelo v. New London dramatically altered the legislative landscape of the U.S. The Supreme Court ruled that under the law of eminent domain, private property can now be taken from Americans, not only for public...
  • Fiat Money: History Repeats Itself

    For years now, the editors at Casey Research have been warning--nay, shouting from the rooftop--about the danger inherent in any fiat currency, and especially in the modern U.S. dollar, a currency some skeptics have called "funny money." There...
  • Stranger than Fiction: Past Year "Predicts" New One

    (originally published in Reason Magazine, 1/1/07) It is something of a clichéd tradition for a columnist to write a year-end or New Year column that makes exaggerated, sometimes humorous predictions for the next 12 months. I wrote such a column at about...
  • Cholesterol, Statins and Heart Attack

    Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is a condition whereby the heart muscle receives insufficient oxygen for continued healthy function, due to arterial blockages that prevent oxygenated cells from getting to their destination. The result is what is commonly...
  • Reader Feedback 01/23/2007

    Doug Hornig's article "Climate Change Revisited" brought a flood of reader emails. Here are two representative letters: I've often considered myself intelligent when it comes to sensationalism and herd mentality. Once again you have...
  • Introduction 01/09/2007

    Dear WWNK readers, Every day we are hearing more breathless news from the Climate Change front: from a giant, 25-square-mile ice island breaking off the Arctic shelf, to severe flooding in the west of Ireland. Al Gore's documentary "An Inconvenient...
  • Climate Change Revisited

    In March 2004, we ran an article on a Pentagon-commissioned study on the possibility of abrupt and drastic climate change, such as happened 12,000 years ago when, according to estimates, the average global temperature rose by seven degrees in only twenty...