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Volume 8, Number 36, September 15, 1981

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Departments

Art Investor  

by Dr. D. Stephen Pepper

Tradition and the 20th century.

Science & Technology  

by Dr. John Schoonover

Saturn findings are vindicating Kepler.

Interview  

by Daniel Sneider

L.K. Jha, former Indian ambassador to the United States and Brandt Commission member, on the Brandt Commission, India, and prospects for North-South talks.

Report from Bonn  

by George Gregory and Rainer Apel

Schmidt’s strategy against tension.

Dateline Mexico  

by Josefina Menéndez

Unity of the left.

Middle East Report  

by Robert Dreyfuss

A bogus option for Iran.

Energy Insider  

by William Engdahl

The Western coal pipeline battle.

Book Review  

by Marjorie Mazel Hecht

The “Secret” of the Hydrogen Bomb: The Physical Principles of Thermonuclear Explosive Devices by Dr. Friedwardt Winterberg.

Editorial  

Economics

A Hard Landing onto a Gold Monetary Base?  

by Laurent Murawiec

The “old boys” coaching Reagan are juggling deflationary gold remonetization options.

Deregulation Schedules U.S. Airline Service for a Return to the 1930s  

by Leif Johnson

On the plans for further service cuts, fare hikes, market-share changes, and an end to mass air travel.

Three Major Carriers: Who Really Runs Them  

An Experiment in Labor Recycling: The Gameplan for Airline Employees  

Currency Rates  

Domestic Credit  

by Richard Freeman

Is a budget deficit inflationary?

Gold  

by Montresor

Can a computer forecast the price?

Agriculture  

by Susan B. Cohen

The fraud of “sustainable agriculture.”

World Trade  

by Mark Sonnenblick

Business Briefs  

Special Report

Volcker’s Clamp on the Economy: Past and Future Results  

by David Goldman

It’s impossible to say when the Federal Reserve’s necrophiliac credit policies and the deterioration of the industrial base will converge in all-out crisis. This overview explains how EIR’s LaRouche-Riemann econometricians successfully anticipated trends in 1981, and identifies the future branching points.

The Aggregate U.S. Economy and the Dangerous ‘Growth’/‘Decline’ Split  

Economics Editor David Goldman reviews 12 graphs selected from the latest LaRouche-Riemann study, examining overall industry and specific sectors.

International

Kissingerian ‘Strategy of Tension’ Moves to the Brink  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The Reagan Administration is following Fritz Kraemer’s counsel to abandon the quest for strategic adequacy and provoke “localized” wars.

Targets: Schmidt, Reagan, Mexico—and Italy  

by Michele Steinberg

The new round of terrorism is designed to help undo key governments.

Haig Sets Out To Make ‘Many Vietnams’ in Central America  

by Timothy Rush and Dennis Small

The gradual buildup to a multiplication of civil wars.

Ramsey Clark Runs Amok over El Salvador  

What Is Washington’s Policy toward Cuba?  

by Cynthia Rush

One of the least “localized” flashpoints for confrontation.

From EIR’s Briefing on Central America  

An excerpt from Latin America Editor Dennis Small’s highly publicized statements in Mexico City.

Will Ronald Reagan Anoint Craxi?  

by Umberto Pascali

The State Department knows about the new confirmation of Craxi’s drug/terror links.

International Intelligence  

National

Executive-Branch Insanity on the Budget and Defense  

by Graham Lowry

Confident or crestfallen, the President has not extricated himself from the Volcker maze in which all choices lead to austerity and military vulnerability.

The Lineup in the House and Senate  

by Susan Kokinda

Will Congress have the courage and the intellectual resources to launch adequate policy proposals?

Clamor Against Paul Volcker  

As a sampling of the pressure on congressmen when they visited their districts, we print extracts from testimony at a Maryland hearing on the Federal Reserve’s credit cutoffs to producers and consumers.

NDPC Democrats Begin To Disinfect California From Brown and Hayden  

by William F. Wertz

An interview with the National Democratic Policy Committee’s West Coast coordinator, William Wertz, now California’s most prominent opponent of the fruit-fly patron and the well-subsidized radical.

National News  

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