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Web Warriors

Written by Sam Hopkins
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

Written by Sam Hopkins
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

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?

Written by Sam Hopkins
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

Written by Sam Hopkins
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

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

Written by Sam Hopkins
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

Written by Sam Hopkins
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

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted February 27, 2006

It's a preschool lesson that all youngsters know: Never take candy from a stranger

It's Still Snake Oil

Written by Sam Hopkins
Posted February 24, 2006

"Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, the medicine go doooown, the medicine go down... Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, in the most delightful way!"

PayPal Philanthropy

Written by Sam Hopkins
Posted February 21, 2006

Last Friday, I introduced you to the mechanism of micro-finance as a catalyst of the future world economy.

Nigerian Unrest Boosts Oil

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted February 20, 2006

Luke Burgess here, writing from the comforts of my couch today as the U.S. market's are closed for in honor of President's day

Banking in Bengali

Written by Sam Hopkins
Posted February 17, 2006

There's an unwritten rule in international business: the more dangerous the opportunity, the more enticing and astronomical the rewards could be.

Another Fulcrum

Written by Sam Hopkins
Posted February 15, 2006

I remember riding in the front seat of a car in China and noting the nameplates of the cars in front of me, wondering, "Will names like Dongfeng ever roll off the tongues of American consumers?"

Starving for Oil

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted February 13, 2006

You already know oil is the lifeblood of modern industrial society. Today almost every human endeavor from transportation, to manufacturing, to electricity, to plastics is inextricably connected to this finite resource