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Volume 23, Number 1, January 1, 1996

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Strategic Outlook

We Are at the End of an Epoch  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

In a speech to a conference in Germany on Dec. 2, 1995, Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. warns that the planet faces the most profound crisis in some 500 years—worse than what preceded either of the two world wars. There is only one avenue toward hope—and that is to unleash the creativity which is the essence of the human species.


Why Mankind Must Create a Community of Peoples Based on Natural Law  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche says that if the Maastricht Treaty is continued, then the conditions of Europe will degenerate into those existing before the emergence of the nationstate. She then draws attention to two thinkers who were both filled with passionate love for the idea of a community of peoples: Nikolaus of Cusa, and G.W. Leibniz.

Special Report

The 30-Year Collapse of the U.S. Economy  

by Christopher White

“The essential conditions for a general economic and financial breakdown crisis have been more than satisfied. The precise timing will turn out to be a matter of politics.”

U.S. Market Basket Shows 50% Decline Since 1960s  

by Marcia Merry Baker

Documents how in one generation, the net productivity of the workforce has declined.

America’s Physical Economy Is Rapidly Disappearing  

by Richard Freeman

Measures the deceptive nature of Gross Domestic Product against the criteria of useful physical production.

Financial Processes Split from Physical Wealth Production  

by Anthony K. Wikrent

Financial turnover has increased by 430 times, while even the badly flawed accounting measure of GDP showed a mere 13-fold increase.

Standing on the Edge of the Cliff  

by John Hoefle

EIR’s banking columnist John Hoefle shows that there is not enough money in circulation to cover all the financial claims out there—and why orderly bankruptcy proceedings are the only sane solution.

News Analysis

Worldwide Backlash against the Conservative Revolution  

by Edward Spannaus

The political decline of Newt Gingrich in the United States, plus the mass demonstrations against the Maastricht Treaty in France, signify the beginning of a serious effort to roll back the Conservative Revolution.

The Russian Elections: IMF ‘Reformers’ Go Down to Defeat  

by Konstantin George

A majority of Russians voted for parties that have profiled themselves as opponents of the failed “reforms.”

Demagogue Zhirinovsky Slanders LaRouche  

A Disastrous Year for the House of Windsor  

by Scott Thompson and Jeffrey Steinberg

The Clinton Administration refused to repair the Anglo-American “special relationship,” and that put the British royal family on shaky ground even within the factional alignments of European oligarchies.

Shubeilat or IMF On Trial in Jordan?  

Not only democracy in the kingdom, but stability for the entire Middle East is at stake.

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