June 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.

  • Shadow Statistics

    (originally published on 3/21/06) 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...
  • The Age of e-Cash

    (originally published on 1/3/06) He's big, he's bad. He sidles up to you on an otherwise deserted street and growls: "Your phone or your life." This alternate take on the highwayman's traditional choice for his victim--life vs. money...
  • Gold Shares in a Crashing U.S. Stock Market

    (originally published on 2/7/06) As some of you probably already know, there are a multitude of reasons why I believe the broader stock markets are about to meet a financial Freddy Krueger. I won't repeat myself here, other than to say that we are...
  • Taxing the World

    (originally published on 4/4/06) 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...
  • Remote-Controlled Humans

    (originally published on 1/10/06) Back in the late '90s, scientists at Tokyo University perfected a remote-control device that allowed them to manipulate cockroaches. The device, which was surgically implanted on the insect's back, sent impulses...
  • Introduction 06/12/2007

    Dear Readers, What We Now Know is taking a well-deserved summer break. So, for the next few issues, we will present you with the best of the best from our WWNK archives. Enjoy your summer! Shannara Johnson Managing Editor ****************************...
  • Gamblemania

    (originally published on 1/24/06) In the 1972 film, The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid , the famous 19th century bandit Cole Younger, as played by Cliff Robertson, happens upon a game he's never seen before. "It's called baseball,"...