A drug with few side effects can cure multiple ills

April 15, 2005

When I was a boy, my father mentioned several times how he might have purchased IBM stock decades earlier, and how much such an investment would have been worth at the time. Often, people tell me how they refrained from purchasing a waterfront home because the price seemed way too steep, only to have the value subsequently shoot up 10-fold. Perhaps we all regret not making certain purchases long ago.