by Daniel Sneider
by Nora Hamerman
The nation-state revived.
by William Engdahl
The truth about Soviet oil.
by Richard Freeman
Jimmy Carter announces budget cuts and an anti-inflation battle at the same time that he sends interest rates, defense spending and energy prices sky high. Interest rate increases feed inflation, and add billions to the federal budget. Defense spending feeds inflation and adds billions to the federal budget. Energy price increases feed inflation and... Everything Jimmy Carter proposes seems designed to produce the opposite ... and does.
by Peter Rush
The ‘ruinous’ LDC debt situation.
by Lydia Schulman
Elderly on the firing line.
by Susan B. Cohn
Water for development.
by Alice Roth
Gold becomes a campaign issue.
by Uwe Parpart and David Goldman
Although a certain manner of assembling monetary statistics could convince a fool that “economic growth” is occurring, the surest indicator that the productive base of the U.S. economy is disintegrating is the inflation rate. That inflation reflects not simply speculative monetary flows, but rapidly falling rates of energy consumption per capita. All that would be necessary to build hyperinflation into the economy’s very structure is a far-reaching program of “energy conservation.”
by David Goldman and Dr. John Schoonover
by Lydia Schulman
by Philip Golub and Vin Berg
Before Giscard d’Estaing’s tour of the Persian Gulf nations was even half over, international corridors of power were reverberating with the slogan: “France has inherited the Gulf.” The Arab world had watched in stunned anger as the Carter administration reversed itself on an earlier UN vote condemning Israeli West Bank settlements. Then, the French President appeared, in Arab capital after Arab capital, with a program that could succeed even in the world’s most volatile region: proposals for peace, based on proposals for economic development.
by Robert Dreyfuss
Includes the text of the “Pan-Arab Charter” proposed by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein on Feb. 8.
by Rainier Apel
by Umberto Pascali and Kathy Stevens
New Times: “A Secret Bilderberg Club” – Kommunist: “The CFR Is the Imperialist Citadel.”
by Dolia Pettingell and Cecilia Soto de Estevez
To prevent such a new “Japan” to the south, they’re planning a new “Iran” to the south – PEN Club Meet: “Mexico Is Much Worse than the Nazis Were” – Mexico’s “Ayatollahs”: A “Widely Respected” Band of Intellectual Kooks – Falk: “High Technology Is Very Threatening to Mexico” – Clark: “Mexico Reminds Me of Iran under the Shah” – A National Plan: Steel Sets the Pace for Mexico’s Industrial Growth.
by Criton Zoakos
Only a few months ago, the boys down at the Council on foreign Relations had everything in place to produce a major foreign policy embarrassment for Jimmy Carter, paving the way fora 1980 GOP strongman of their choosing. The scenario fell apart, but nobody doubts that foreign policy embarrassments are multiplying daily. The CFR crew had planned to throw the ship’s captain overboard; instead, the ship itself is sinking, fast.
by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.
by Barbara Dreyfuss and Susan Kokinda