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 09/04/2007

    Here are some good-byes from our readers: Thanks for WWNK, and may goodness and fortune smile on the prepared. (Lawrence) *** I should have said thank you long ago. I have yet to receive a WWNK that did not contain one or more well-written articles that...
  • Creator with Meatballs

    Among the hundreds of articles I've written since 2004, I picked this one from WWNK 10/4/2005, because it stands out as one of the stories I had the most fun writing. I still chuckle when I read it. Creator with Meatballs By Shannara Johnson "And...
  • The Right to Private Property

    Doug Hornig's article on private property from 2/8/2005 won a Casey Research "Brilliance Award" for excellence in writing. Doug says it's also one of his favorite articles, so here it is for you... The Right to Private Property By Doug...
  • Can the U.S. Win in Iraq?

    We certainly don't claim to be clairvoyant, but sometimes we just can't resist the old "I told you so." Here's an article from the very first edition of What We Now Know, week of 11/17/2003. Can the U.S. Win in Iraq? By David Galland...
  • A Note from the Editors

    For everything, there's a season (turn, turn, turn)... and so it has been with What We Now Know , too. We fondly remember the many things we shared with our ten thousands of readers over the years, and the many things you shared with us - praise,...
  • Reader Feedback 08/21/2007

    Some comments on our recent articles. Some of the letters were edited for length. "Mass Extinction by Gases" I think the article is based on a lot of theoretical and unprovable ideas which only add to the scare tactics of the gloom and doom...
  • Government Contractors Living Large

    In recent years, the U.S. government's no-bid contracts have become infamous. After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, for example, the Bush administration awarded 1,237 contracts valued at $500,000 or more - for a total of over $10...
  • All the Trouble in the World

    (excerpt from Doug's lead article in the International Speculator of July 2007) It's been said that if you spend 15 minutes a year trying to figure out the direction of the economy, you're wasting 13 minutes. First, it's impossible to...
  • Mine Your Own Business

    Increasingly, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are one of the major forces to be reckoned with in the mining industry worldwide. Such is their clout that they can completely derail new mine construction, or cause such lengthy legal delays that exhausted...
  • Reader Feedback 08/07/2007

    Some comments on our recent article "Celebrity Carbon": It's easy to criticize a rock super group for wasting our precious natural resources. Bono has said many times that he is not some kind of saint to be emulated. His point is to try...
  • The Sinking Ship

    Anyone who writes about politics for public consumption risks having his or her views mischaracterized, and we are no exception. In one notable example, a reader recently branded us "left-leaning." Such a laughable notion would quickly be dispelled...
  • Questions for Doug

    Every month, Casey Research subscribers ask for Doug Casey's take on resource investing and big-picture economics. Here is one of Doug's answers from the February 2007 issue of the International Speculator . Q: The big picture question I wrestle...
  • Mass Extinction by Gases

    These days, be it in politics or science, things seem to accelerate at a speed that occasionally makes us wonder what we really know. Or if we know anything, for that matter... a humbling thought. Take the dinosaurs, for example. We all know from biology...
  • Celebrity Carbon

    On a recent episode of the Daily Show , comedian Lewis Black took some well-deserved potshots at a number of our favorite celebrities, beginning with Matt Damon. Black ran a clip of Damon, looking earnestly into the camera, about to let us know what we...
  • "All Natural" Foods

    Following the recent food scare from China, 92% of consumers now want "Country of Origin" labels on their food, found the latest poll in Consumer Reports . What a lot of people don't realize is that even food made in the U.S. provides no...

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