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Volume 28, Number 5, February 2, 2001

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A New Voyage to Laputa: California Takes a Swift Look at Today’s Economists  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

The trigger-event known as “the California energy-crisis” poses the question most sharply:Why have nearly all among today’s ostensibly leading economists failed so miserably? The defective mentality behind their policy failures, is a pervasive cultural disease. To understand it, study Jonathan Swift’s famous Gulliver’s Travels. His book suggests the explanation for the follies of today’s middle-aged economic-policy Laputians.

California Crisis Could Trigger a Global Financial Crash  

by Marsha Freeman

Economics

Deregulation Introduces America to a New Dark Age  

by John Hoefle

As the case of California shows, the purpose of this new energy hoax, is to set up the mechanism by which the income stream from energy consumption can be grabbed by the financier oligarchy, after a financial crash.

Debt Relief and New Bretton Woods: Italy’s Leadership Discussed in Milan  

by Liliana Gorini

LaRouche on Urgent Debt Reorganization  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

A memo to the Milan Conference.

Rep. Bianchi: ‘There Is No Time To Lose’  

by Giovanni Bianchi

From the speech by Italian parliamentarian Giovanni Bianchi.

Minister Toia: Students Must Debate the International Debt  

by Patrizia Toia

From the speech by Italian Minister for Relations with the Parliament Patrizia Toia.

LaRouche to Nader: Voodoo Won’t Save California  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Free-Market Economics Is the Last Thing American Agriculture Needs  

by Marcia Merry Baker

EIR’s “Testimony to the Agriculture Committee of the U.S. Senate in Opposition to the Confirmation of Ann M. Veneman as Secretary of Agriculture.”

Business Briefs  

International

Manila’s ‘EDSA II’ Coup Is a Wake-Up Call for Asia  

by Gail G. Billington

The military-backed coup in the Philippines—praised by the U.S. State Department as an example of democracy in action—is a threat, by London and Wall Street, to all the nations of Southeast Asia that are exercising their national sovereignty, in the interests of national survival.

LaRouche to Philippines: ‘We Know How To Rebuild the Economy’  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche is interviewed on RMN radio in the Philippines.

Dr. Mahathir: Asia Must Forge ‘Model for Mutual Good for Rest of the World’  

by Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad

From a speech by the Malaysian Prime Minister in Osaka, Japan.

New Tactics in Blair’s Election Project  

by Alan Clayton

Economic Cooperation Outflanks Political Differences in Mideast  

by Hussein Al-Nadeem

National

Stopping Ashcroft Is Key to Sane U.S. Economic Policy  

by Edward Spannaus

Only Lyndon LaRouche has made the most crucial argument against the nomination of John Ashcroft as Attorney General: that stopping him is key to preventing the emergence of a fascist regime, using the pretext of “crisis-management” methods to deal with the onrushing financial and economic collapse.

How Ashcroft Engaged in Character Assassination: The Henry Foster Case  

An interview with Dr. Henry Foster.

Pennsylvania NAACP Wins Vote for Ex-Offenders  

by Marianna Wertz

‘This Decision Will Be Cited’  

An interview with Earl Trent.

Right-Wing Zionist Bushmen Say That Oslo Peace Accord Is Dead  

by Dean Andromidas and Michele Steinberg

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

Interviews

Dr. Henry Foster  

Dr. Foster’s 1995 nomination by President Clinton as Surgeon General was defeated, in a filibuster led by Sen. John Ashcroft.

Earl Trent  

Attorney Trent argued the NAACP’s friend of the court brief in the suit brought by a group of incarcerated Pennsylvanians in 1999, which argued that all felons should have the right to vote upon release from incarceration.

Departments

Australia Dossier  

by Robert Barwick

Australia Aligns Itself with Bush.

Editorial  

After Kabila, an African World War?

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