Volume 7, Number 14, April 8, 1980



From the Editor-in-Chief

by Daniel Sneider


by Nora Hamerman

“1984” ... by 1981.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menendez

More oil for Japan?

Middle East Report

by Robert Dreyfuss

The Iran-Libya connection.

Campaign 1980

by Kathleen Murphy

Congressional Calendar

by Barbara Dreyfuss and Susan Kokinda

Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

How to decree a gas shortage.


Tax Policy: Can the Productivity Collapse Be Reversed?

by David Goldman and Alice Roth

How can tax policy enhance the performance of the economy? The Riemannian computer-applications model has been applied to evaluate three prominent tax proposals, that of the Joint Economic Committee’s Annual Report; that forwarded by Democratic candidate LaRouche, the Riemannian model’s designer; and the Reagan tax policy associated with economist Arthur Laffer. Only one of the proposals would actually improve industrial output, the computer showed.

JEC Tax Policy

The supply side of the tax-cut debate.

GOP Tax Policy

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Reagan’s advisors in debate on the issue – What Was Said in the Wall Street Journal.

The LaRouche Alternative: The Emergency Tax Reform Act of 1980


by Alice Roth

Engelhard traps the Hunts.

Foreign Exchange

by Richard Katz

Will the dollar bust?


by Susan B. Cohen

The farmers denounce the embargo.

Domestic Credit

by Lydia Schulman

The crunch is on.

Business Briefs

Special Report

The Trilateral Strategy To Bring Back the 1930s

by David Goldman

As Rockefeller announced at the close of the London Trilateral Commission meeting, the U.S. will be put through a crash-this time with far worse consequences intended for both America and Europe than the last great depression. The evidence is in, and assembled for every official and executive who can play a part in preventing this calculated catastrophe.

Documentation: — Henry Reuss interviewed — Reuss and Proxmire aides interviewed — The Reuss-Miller letters — The Omnibus Banking Bill — The Credit Control Act of 1969 — Proposal for a trade-war department.

I. A Bank-Collapse Bill

II. The Casualties

III. An Economic Restructuring

IV. A NATO Buildup

V. The War On Europe

Henry Reuss Talks to EIR

House Banking Chairman Demands Intervention


Italians and French Join in Crackdown on Terrorists

by Paul Goldstein

Unprecedented cooperation across national borders led to a major terrorist round-up in three countries. Two conclusions resulted: terrorism is a unified international deployment, and “above-ground” radical organizations have a membership interchangeable with “underground” terrorist groups.

Italy: A Carter Phone Call to a Roman Squillo

by Umberto Pascali

Latin America: A turn to the East in Trade Programs

by Mark Sonnenblick

Is Cuba Fomenting Revolution To Get Mexico’s Oil?

by Tim Rush

Including interviews with Georgetown policymakers.

A Palm Sunday Massacre in El Salvador

France-Cuba Talks Alarm Washington

International Intelligence


The New York Transit Strike: ‘Ordered from On High’

by L. Wolfe

A transit strike in New York could subtract enough from total national economic activity to trigger a recession all by itself. But Paul Volcker declared a transit strike in New York “a good thing.” And David Rockefeller declared a recession in the nation “a good thing.” And a transit worker said the strike could be settled immediately, “but somebody big is gumming things up.” Meanwhile, the city’s population is being acclimatized to catastrophe.

Club of Rome Death Cults: Killing the American Dream

by Mark Burdman

A conference of the U.S. chapter of the Club of Rome convened in Maryland and mapped out a massive campaign to build cults throughout the United States. Their hero: Elizabeth Kubler Ross, whose celebration of death and dying is to be applied to Americans en masse to gain their acceptance of economic collapse.

Documentation: — Elizabeth Kubler-Ross in Praise of Child Murder — “Women’s Liberation” in Club of Rome Style — Jeremy Rifkin on “fundamentalism” — An Episcopal priest on “life after growth” — Aspen Institute view of “The Great Transition” — What’s the U.S. Club of Rome.

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