Volume 8, Number 31, August 11, 1981




by Stanley Ezrol

Commerce Undersecretary Lionel Olmer.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

The private sector, then and now.

Middle East Report

by Robert Dreyfuss

Iranian S.S.R.?


by Mary Jane Freeman

The Pratt ruling on Abscam: a travesty.

Congressional Closeup

by Barbara Dreyfuss and Susan Kokinda

Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

The Administration’s new energy plan.


U.S. and Germany To Buck the IMF?

by David Goldman

In the current struggle over liquidity, the IMF wants to drain the advanced sector to finance Third World debt. In Washington, congressmen are getting serious about cutting interest rates instead.

‘War Communism’ Austerity Follows Poland’s Choice of New Leadership

by Rachel Douglas

Rachel Douglas on the depth of economic calamity, the debt negotiations, and the new Politburo members in charge of it all.

Currency Rates

Domestic Credit

by Richard Freeman

Pull down the U.S. to build up London.

Foreign Exchange

by David Goldman

Bundesbank fears dollar collapse.


by Kathy Burdman

A proliferation of hundred-dollar bills.

World Trade

by Mark Sonnenblick

Business Briefs

Special Report

From Dollar Bankruptcy to Breakdown

by David Goldman

David Goldman documents how Paul Volcker, running John Connally’s Treasury, took the dollar off gold in 1971, fueled the trillion dollar Euromarket, and thus generated chronic inflation. The dogmas persist that allowed the Aug. 15 debacle.

A Shortcut to International Monetary Catastrophe

by David Goldman

The current situation: the monetary situation is in deficit to itself. David Goldman describes why new crises cannot be “managed.”

Two Tracks in Postwar Policy

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. and David Goldman

The Rueff/LaRouche approach versus monetarism: excerpts from The Ugly Truth About Milton Friedman.

The Record on Economic Crisis Predictions


Principles of Statecraft for a New ‘North-South’ Policy

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche’s assertion of the economic necessity, and political possibility, of a Hamiltonian lease on life for the underdeveloped sector.

Middle East On Fire Once More

by Judith Wyer

Behind the breakdown of the Lebanon ceasefire and Haig’s ouster of the U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

How Long Will Begin Remain in Power?

by Nancy Coker

Development Is Now Under Siege in Nigeria

by Douglas DeGroot and Mary Brannan

By British networks.

Nicaragua: Counterrevolution by September?

by Gretchen Small

International Intelligence


The Lesson of Nazi Jet Aircraft Development

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

At Peenemünde, Hitler exploited the Göttingen heritage; the Pentagon lacks that option four decades later, but, writes LaRouche, the Western population has no greater immunity to evil leadership than the Germans did.

Documentation: Interviews with British Air Vice-Marshal Stewart Menaul, with a DOD spokesman, and with an intelligence community critic of the “limited nuclear warfare” doctrine.

Traditional Democrats Challenge Volcker, Socialist International

by Warren Hamerman

An interview with NDPC chairman Warren Hamerman on the party’s national leadership and the state-level situation.

Reagangate Threat Contained, for Now

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The Casey scandal is not over.

National News