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The Build-Up to the Great Crash:
The Dirichlet Principle As Potential

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

April 1, 2005

The panic-stricken effort to locate the explosion of the "Great World Financial Crash of 2005" in this or that particular feature of the landscape, such as oil prices, or housing bubbles, reflects the widespread ignorance of the reality, that a crash of the currently onrushing type can be understood only from either "Dirichlet's Principle," or the approximation presented within Gauss's 1841 treatment of Earth's magnetism.

The crash occurs as an unleashing of a potential which is distributed among all definable points of the surface of the financial-economic system as a whole. If one point does not prompt the implosion, another, or several other points do. In this state of affairs, the more promptly and energetically the relevant parties seek to prevent doom by focussing on this or that point of local vulnerability, the more effectively they are accelerating and worsening the inevitable implosion.

The implosion as a whole is a reflection of the potential accumulated as the discrepancy between the changing rates of change among the relationship between economic and monetary-financial values throughout the system (e.g., meta-surface) as a whole. It represents an interesting problem in higher order Abelian domains, as Riemann defines the relevant general principles for such cases.

The end is not only nigh, but nearer than most are willing to think it might be.