Peace! If You Want a Strong U.S. Dollar

A picture, even if it is as aesthetically pleasing as this piece of garbled mish mash, says a thousand words. In a previous article I suggested that coordinated central bank intervention to save the U.S. dollar from its slippery slide could be an effective tool to knock down lofty oil prices. Lower oil prices would…

Water War Redux

In July, I wrote about the sudden emergence of media stories discussing the environmental impact of the bottled water industry.  The New York Times recently published two stories related to the issue: an interview on Nestle Waters and an article of Fiji Water.

Journalism Cannot be Neutral

I was otherwise busy, but Irene had time to catch Jim Lehrer's lecture to the Journalism school this evening. (He gave a similar talk at my alma mater last month.) Lehrer upheld the conventional tenets of journalism; he is alarmed at the decay of discourse, but it seems Gore and Gingrich agree on that too.…

Will Vegans Buy Chinese Solar?

Photo:lynnieb, Creative Commons, Flickr Is the solar industry about to sell its soul? The emerging consensus is that solar is a commodity, and the only thing that matters is cost per watt. The quicker the industry can reduce costs, the quicker solar technology can be introduced to the masses, and the more valuable your solar…

Neubert’s Top 15 Positions for October 2007

Photo:sneakums, Creative Commons, Flickr Top Fifteen Listed/Tradeable Holdings as of October 2007 month end.  Prices as of November 1, 2007. I've been spending much of the month in the beautiful autumn colors of the Berkshires of Massachusetts.  My portfolio has not changed much but check out below to see where it has: 1. Ishares Inflation…