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Volume 33, Number 18, May 5, 2006

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LaRouche Webcast: The Greatest Economic Crisis in Modern History  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Addressing a Washington, D.C. webcast on April 27, Lyndon LaRouche laid stress on the need to act immediately to head off Weimar-style hyperinflation. Already, the speculators’ shift into commodities like copper, petroleum, and gold has begun to create a price curve that looks like that of Weimar Germany in the early months of 1923. LaRouche responded to probing questions from the audience, and from listeners over the Internet, especially on what exactly he thinks can be done to prevent a catastrophic collapse of the world economy. Using the precedent of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s actions in the last Depression, LaRouche said, it can be done. “We did it before, we can do it again.We were poor then, we’re poor now. We got better then; we can do better now. And that’s what this is all about.”

Economics

‘Upside-Down Loans’ Show End of Greenspan’s Housing Bubble  

by Richard Freeman

The “red dye marker” of the fact that a national collapse is under way, is the epidemic of negative equity, known colloquially as “upside-down mortgage loans.”

Promising Signs in Germany of New, Pro-Industrial Optimism  

by Rainer Apel

Lyme Disease in Loudoun County: Tick, Tick, Tick ... Time Running Out on Housing Bubble  

by Marcia Merry Baker

The same county in Northern Virginia that is “ground zero” for the real-estate bubble, has the third-highest rate of Lyme disease in the United States. No coincidence!

A ‘Marshall Plan’ for the Niger Delta  

by Lawrence Freeman and Lawrence Fejokwu

Business Briefs  

World News

Cheney’s Ouster Is Key to U.S. Survival  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Lyndon LaRouche told his webcast audience that if Dick Cheney is not removed soon, it will not be possible to make the kind of changes that are required in economic policymaking, “which are changes that are consistent with what Franklin Roosevelt began to do in early March of 1933, at the time of his inauguration. Unless we go back to Franklin Roosevelt, and do it this year, this nation is not going to make it. We’re going to Hell—and we’re going to take the rest of the world with us.” Fortunately, there are some signs of renewed momentum to dump the Vice President.

LYM on Mexican Elections: ‘Forget the Chair; the Heads Are Empty!’  

by Gretchen Small

Since Mexico’s Presidential candidates are refusing to discuss the real issues of national survival, the LaRouche Youth Movement is stepping into the gap.

International Intelligence  

National News  

Book Reviews

Securing the Good of the Other  

by William Jones

The Battle for Peace: A Frontline Vision of America’s Power and Purpose, by Gen. Tony Zinni, USMC (ret.) and Tony Klotz.

Science & Technology

The Beauty of Completing the Nuclear Fuel Cycle  

by Marjorie Mazel Hecht

The United States pioneered the full nuclear fuel cycle, but gave it up in the 1970s, following a Ford Administration policy written under the direction of Dick Cheney. A reprint from 21st Century Science & Technology.

Editorial

Characteristics of the Current Crisis: How the World Has Changed  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

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