Blogs

  • THE MEXICAN TSUNAMI

    (originally published on 5/17/04) Multiculturalism has been a hot topic for years. Recently, it found its way into the headlines again, through critical comments by Republican Governor Robert Ehrlich of Maryland. In a WBAL radio interview on May 6, Ehrlich...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 12-27-2004
  • CANCER SCARE

    How would you answer the question: Is cancer on the rise? If you listened to professional environmentalists and the mainstream media, you would naturally assume the worst. In fact, you might get the impression we were in the midst of an epidemic. You'd...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 12-27-2004
  • NANOMEDICINE: IT'S IN YOUR BLOOD

    (originally published on 6/14/04) John Smith arrives at the doctor's office with a slight fever, a runny nose and a sore throat; the physician suspects a cold. He inserts a small, handheld device the size of a miniature pocket calculator into the...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 12-27-2004
  • MOONSTRUCK

    (originally published on 6/28/04) The news of a very strange event that occurred at the end of March, but was quietly swept under the carpet by the mainstream media, is just now beginning to leak out. Expect to hear more about it in the coming days. Here's...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 12-27-2004
  • Are You Going To Make Any Money In 2005?

    Introduction The holidays are upon us, the New Year will be here before we know it, and this is the time of year for reflecting on the past and planning for the future. As investors, we have a lot to be grateful for this year. The economic recovery remains...
    Posted to Forecasts & Trends by Gary D. Halbert on 12-21-2004
  • HUMAN-ANIMAL CHIMERAS: AN ETHICAL DILEMMA

    In Greek mythology, the Chimera was a fire-breathing monster with a lion's head, a goat's body and a serpent's tail. These days, a chimera is a genetically engineered creature, made from DNA of different species that normally wouldn't...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 12-20-2004
  • WI-FI SAFETY TIPS

    The wireless computer market is skyrocketing: Experts predict that by the end of 2005, sales of wireless LAN equipment will reach $3.5 billion annually. But with growing popularity, the risk of intrusion is growing as well. Even here at Casey Research...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 12-20-2004
  • PURITAN PAST, PURITAN FUTURE?

    If 1968 is commonly known as the year of the sexual revolution, the wee hours of the 21st century may enter American annals as the time of Dour Power and the Puritan take-over, when the clock of liberty and scientific progress was wound back to the Stone...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 12-20-2004
  • YES MEN: PRANKSTERS WITH A CAUSE

    "I am very, very happy to announce that today, for the first time Dow is accepting full responsibility for the Bhopal catastrophe," said Dow- Chemical representative Jude Finisterra in a live BBC interview on December 3, the 20th anniversary...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 12-20-2004
  • Valley of the Dollars: excerpt from Basic Points

    Introduction This week we look at another interesting essay by Donald Coxe, the Global Portfolio Strategist, BMO Financial Group. He is also the Chairman and Chief Strategist of Harris Investment Management in Chicago, and Chairman of Jones Heward Investments...
    Posted to John Mauldin's Outside the Box by John Mauldin on 12-20-2004
  • The Canary in the Coal Mine

    Introduction English coal miners, starting around 1911, would put a canary in the coal mine to warn them of air quality problems. This practice of two canaries in each pit continued until 1986, at which times electronic sensors went into use. In the world...
    Posted to Thoughts From The Frontline by John Mauldin on 12-18-2004
  • The Intelligence Reform Boondoggle

    Introduction The Intelligence Reform Bill, as it is being called, sailed through Congress. It will soon be signed into law by President Bush. We are told that it incorporates suggestions made by the 9/11 Commission regarding reforming the national security...
  • 2005: FISCAL YEAR OF THE PIG

    Need $300,000 to renovate your bathroom? Or how about $250,000 to buy new furniture? Then just ask your congressman; chances are they'd love to help. That's what managers of Indiana's Indian Dunes National Lakeshore did when they needed funds...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 12-13-2004
  • RECIPES FOR WELL-OILED BRAINS

    While most Americans are aware of the importance of the health of their hearts and blood pressure, another vital part of the body is often ignored: the brain. According to a survey by the Alzheimer's Association, older Americans rank memory deterioration...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 12-13-2004
  • GROOVE: SHARING MADE EASY

    Two issues ago we told you about Google's Desk Top Search, a technological leap forward when it comes to looking for files on your computer. Now, here's a simple and inexpensive alternative to building and maintaining an office computer network...
    Posted to What We Now Know by Doug Casey on 12-13-2004