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Volume 30, Number 6, February 14, 2003

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On the Latest Shuttle Failure: Blame the Bookkeeper Mentality  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

“No one should draw a premature conclusion respecting the immediate causes for Saturday’s awful news of the breakup of the Columbia. Nevertheless, we can be, and must be aware of a certain degree of preventable risk under which the NASA program has been compelled to operate, since radical changes in accountants-dictated policy which have continued to prevail, since the reckless arrangements installed during the period preceding the fatal, Jan. 28, 1986 launch of the Challenger.”

Shuttle ‘Fix’ Means a Change in Economic Policy Axioms  

by Marsha Freeman

Economics

How Inflation in the U.S. Economy Is Hidden  

by Richard Freeman

The U.S. inflation rate, the Consumer Price Index published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is a fraud. The BLS does not seek to measure and report inflation; it seeks to make it disappear under a blizzard of counterfeit data. It is time to put an end to this confidence game that has gone on for more than a quarter of a century.

Bush Sends Irrelevant Budget to Capitol Hill  

by Carl Osgood

A Cut To Dismantle Amtrak  

Britain Seeks Roman Glory While She Burns  

by Alan Clayton

Feature

LaRouches in India Strengthen the ‘Strategic Triangle’  

by Mary Burdman

Lyndon and Helga LaRouche visited India during Jan. 10-22, where they intervened to promote development of the “Strategic Triangle” of cooperation among India, China, and Russia. As LaRouche told his audiences, this group of Eurasian nations, “coming together with other nations of Asia, for joint security and economic development,” is the “main engine for economic growth in the world today.”

The Indispensable Role of the State in Reorganizing Bankrupt System  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Speech at the Institute of Economic Growth.

Globalization of the World Economy Is a Prescription for Disaster  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Speech at the University of Jaipur.

Uncertain Leadership, an Unfocussed India  

by Ramtanu Maitra

Poverty-AIDS Spiral Is Threat to Indian Nation  

by Mary Burdman

International

Israeli Economy Crashing, While Sharon Drives for War  

by Dean Andromidas

As Prime Minister Ariel Sharon struggles to put together a new government, the fight for a policy alternative is unfolding. The economy is in a tailspin, and Sharon and his generals are stepping up their war crimes against the Palestinian Authority.

Commonwealth Revolt Grows vs. Warmongers  

by Mark Burdman

Scandal in Britain Over ‘Dossier’ Cited by Powell  

France and Germany: ‘Let Us Turn Our Countries Into a Fountain for the Good’  

by Christine Bierre

From a Schiller Institute conference in Paris.

Afghan Karzai Looks To Iran as U.S. Sun Sets  

by Ramtanu Maitra

Venezuela: The Choices Are Not ‘Che’ or ‘Pinochet’  

by Gretchen Small

Armenian MP Survives Knife Attack, as Presidential Campaign Turns Violent  

by Rachel Douglas

An interview with Aram Karapetian.

Annemarie Schimmel: Bringing the Reality of Islam to the West  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

National

LaRouche Mobilizes Youth To Save a Morally Bankrupt Nation  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The rapidly swelling ranks of the LaRouche Youth Movement are engaged in a round-the-clock intervention to change the direction of American policy—away from war, and toward LaRouche’s agenda of national and global economic reconstruction.

Lewis Libby Bestrides Underworld of Empire  

by Anton Chaitkin

Libby, chief of staff and national security aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, is a leader of the Administration faction promoting war with Iraq and a global explosion of other conflicts.

Powell UN Debacle Shows LaRouche’s Crucial Role  

by Michele Steinberg

Interviews

Aram Karapetian  

Political scientist Karapetian is a candidate for President in Armenia. Latest polls show him moving into third place in the election campaign.

Departments

Report From Germany  

by Rainer Apel

It’s the Economy, Herr Schröder!

Editorial  

One Doesn’t Mention Rope ...

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