Posted April 18, 2006
Man, I missed China. I missed delicious dumplings, eye-popping neon signs, and bombastic speeches. I especially missed the speeches. Halfway between high school coach and preschool teacher, Chinese bureaucrats have a flair for the sentimental as motivation. Last week in England, I refueled my reservoir of rhetoric.
Posted April 17, 2006
England isn't generally thought of for its dearth of H2O. But as I watched a spokesman for Thames Water interviewed on the anomalous beach of a Sussex reservoir, I knew the land must be thirsty.
Posted April 14, 2006
With the holiday weekend upon us, retail gasoline prices are soaring across the nation as the crude oil market prices increase dramatically.
Posted April 11, 2006
Scotland is in transition. A recently instituted smoking ban finds Edinburgh bars emanating stale sweat and baked potato essence instead of the pleasant-by-comparison nicotine stench. Meanwhile in the hills and off the shores, the Scottish energy indust
Posted April 6, 2006
It's interesting how $60 oil has gone so gently into this good night. Even though prices have eased, the consumer has accepted this new paradigm, like so much else, without much thought.
Posted April 3, 2006
The clock is ticking. Last week the UN Security Council told Iran it had 30 days to halt its uranium enrichment endeavor. If the country refuses to cordially roll over to meet the demands by the time the clock runs out...well...the UN will be forced to.
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.
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.
Posted March 20, 2006
Before I begin today I want you to take a quick look at this commodity chart
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.
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!"
Posted March 13, 2006
If it hasn't happened already (like Kenneth Deffeyes believes), worldwide oil and natural gas production will soon peak.
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.
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...
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.