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Volume 8, Number 5, February 3, 1981

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Departments

Editorial  

A post-Malthusian era.

Science & Technology  

by Vin Berg

Physics conference throws light on the U.S.-Soviet laser fusion debate.

Africa Report  

by Douglas DeGroot

A new spirit in the White House.

Middle East Report  

by Robert Dreyfuss

Further shakeups in Turkey.

Dateline Mexico  

by Josefina Menendez

A President à la italiana?

Energy Insider  

Uranium production threatened.

Economics

Will Reagan ‘Reawaken This Industrial Giant’?  

by David Goldman

A quote from the inaugural address–a continued battle for control of policy.

Cutting Through the Tax Debate  

by Kathy Burdman

Cuts are urgently needed, but only in the right places.

Domestic Credit  

by Richard Freeman

Reserves are fleeing the system.

Foreign Exchange  

by David Goldman

The crisis that didn’t happen.

Corporate Strategy  

by Leif Johnson

Utilities face debt pileup.

Banking  

by Kathy Burdman

Carter’s last word: shrinkage.

World Trade  

by Mark Sonnenblick

Currency Rates  

Business Briefs  

Special Report

America Needs High-Technology Breakthroughs  

by David Goldman

A LaRouche-Riemann econometric model study on the U.S. economy from 1963 to 1981. David Goldman reviews the results, focusing on the productivity question.

Documentation: The aggregate economy and nine industrial sectors, in graphic form.

International

The Post-Khomeini Future for Iran and the Gulf  

by Robert Dreyfuss

Why the Carter deal won’t shore up the ayatollahs, and how the Iranian opposition and some Saudi leaders are preparing a “zone of stability.”

Documentation: Statements from General Oveissi’s ARA publication and the Trilateral Commission’s Arrigo Levi.

Soviet Shift on Middle East Creates Possibilities for Reagan  

by Rachel Douglas

With U.S.S.R. commentaries.

Openings for Talks Follow Pressure on Zia  

by Daniel Sneider

The Afghan question.

‘Social Convulsions’ for Europe?  

by Susan Welsh

The Socialist International and its collaborators plan ahead.

Faction Fight Spurs Deng’s Threat To End ‘Normalization’ of U.S. Ties  

by Richard Katz

The China card’s in trouble.

Documentation: Comments from Georgetown’s Ray Cline and a Soviet specialist.

International Intelligence  

National

Abscam On Trial as NBC Prepares a ‘Reagangate’  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Justice Department figures now protest Civiletti-FBI methods in Abscam-Brilab. Nevertheless, NBC’s controllers are cooking up new phony scandals against the White House itself.

‘Old Boys’ Run FBI-Justice Witchhunts  

by Scott Thompson

A profile of Walter Sheridan, Kennedy’s point man against the labor secretary-designate.

Challenge Mounts to Entrapment Tactics  

by Barbara Boyd and Richard Magraw

Based on on-the-scene reporting from the Brooklyn hearings that exposed Abscam.

Why Reagan Must Purge the FBI  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche

Jimmy Carter’s Hostage Deal: An Unconstitutional Assault  

by Judith Wyer

The Question of National Sovereignty  

by Nancy Spannaus

Including the question of Ramsey Clark.

Agenda for ‘Guild Socialism’  

by Laurence Hecht

The National Urban Policy Roundtable conference.

National News  

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