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The Premier's Old Coat

The Premier's Old Coat

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted March 28, 2006
When you ask a stranger for directions in China, you’d better ask another. Though “which way is the post office?” wouldn’t normally fall within the realm of opinion in most countries, I’ve learned that in China, saving face is more important than misleading someone.

The True Value of a Penny

The True Value of a Penny

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted March 27, 2006
Up until early this morning, pennies really bothered me. Smug in their copper brownness, the tiny coins are virtually worth nothing.

A Sweet Investment

A Sweet Investment

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted March 20, 2006
Before I begin today I want you to take a quick look at this commodity chart

Web Warriors

Web Warriors

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted March 17, 2006
The great Baltimorean H.L. Mencken once quipped, “War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.” We remain unfortunately stagnant in our progress towards Mencken’s horizon, but our contemplation of the belligerent institution is now a new source of profit.

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted March 14, 2006
It’s the most infuriatingly oblivious statement I’ve ever heard, and it’s all too common: “”If other countries want the American dollar, they’ve gotta speak English!”

3 Trillion Tons of Coal

3 Trillion Tons of Coal

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted March 13, 2006
If it hasn’t happened already (like Kenneth Deffeyes believes), worldwide oil and natural gas production will soon peak.

Who's Your Daddy?

Who's Your Daddy?

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted March 10, 2006
This is an article about reproduction. Don’t worry, Wealth Daily isn’t delving into the abortion debate. Nope, this is a piece on what it means to procreate. For you and your children, and your prosperity.

Red Nightmares

Red Nightmares

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted March 7, 2006
Lenin stares at me while I sleep. I know it’s not something you’d expect from an editor of Wealth Daily, but let me explain my motivation. The red satin banner on the wall next to my bed bears the face of that famous Bolshevik, and the following words in Russian…

Military Oil: The Hunger for More

Military Oil: The Hunger for More

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted March 6, 2006
It’s difficult to hear about how much oil is consumed by the U.S. Department of Defense and not be shocked.

Nukes and Naan

Nukes and Naan

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted March 3, 2006
Christopher Columbus left home for India. He didn’t get there. Our own president, George W. Bush, has found his own path, following the trail of corporations and entrepreneurs who made their way – correctly, unlike Columbus – to India to join East and West in the new and vital high-tech bridge between sides of the world.

Bra Wars: China Strikes Back

Bra Wars: China Strikes Back

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted February 28, 2006
The Cantonese streets of Hong Kong are packed with Mandarin speakers, yammering away about the sights and sounds of their favorite Special Administrative Region.

Strangers with Candy

Strangers with Candy

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted February 27, 2006
It’s a preschool lesson that all youngsters know: Never take candy from a stranger