Volume 8, Number 44, November 10, 1981



Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

The “Greenies” and who controls them.

Middle East Report

by Robert Dreyfuss

A Kremlin pact with Carrington.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

Unity of the left shatters.


by Harley Schlanger

Gov. William Clements of Texas.

Congressional Closeup

by Barbara Dreyfuss and Susan Kokinda

Eye on Washington


BIS Circles Look to the End of the Dollar Era

by David Goldman

The “Third Force” currency-bloc options floated at the University of Louvain.

Currency Rates

U.S. Wages Driving Production Abroad?

by Richard Freeman

Emphatically not the issue, concludes this report on the auto sector.

‘If You Can’t Sell Cars, Sell Labor the Plant’

by Leif Johnson

A GM pilot project.

German Industry in a Policy Debate

by George Gregory

The DIHT conference.

World Trade

by Mark Sonnenblick


by Kathy Burdman

Free zones to cut world lending.


by Montresor

Tokyo’s new market.

Business Briefs

Special Report

How To Transform U.S. Schools: The Curriculum Question

by Carol White

Not merely the 1950s standard, but true Classical education, can be attained: the 19th-century Humboldt program is an indispensable reference.

Federal Funding’s Twisted History

by Freyda Greenberg

From an appropriate science emphasis to “the Great Society” to Stockman’s anticonstitutional cuts.

Documentation: A legislative proposal and a revealing interview on the proposed voucher system of privatizing American education.

Urban Education: The Economics of Philadelphia’s School Crisis

by Stephen Parsons

A case study on the source of funds, their allocation, and the myth of overpaid teachers and administrators.


Japan and Mexico Pose ‘American System’ Policy

by Peter Ennis

Peter Ennis’s first-hand report from Cancún.

Developing Nations Mount a Challenge to IMF Austerity

Documentation: Excerpts from the summit statement and speeches by Mexico, Japan, the U.S., the Philippines, Brazil, and Yugoslavia.

The Alexandrians Take Over Greece

by Criton Zoakos

Subversives and Khomeniacs Convene at Houston’s Rothko Chapel Meeting

by Nancy Coker

Mitterrand Government Announces a Reign of Terror

by Dana Sloan

International Intelligence


After AWACS, Further Victories For Sanity?

by Richard Cohen

The White House, and the anti-Volcker Democrats, got together for a good purpose. In order to reverse the recession, bipartisan action is urgent to take policy away from the Fed.

The Economy of Texas and the Future of the Sunbelt

by David Goldman

The Southwest is not immune to the ill effects of national deindustrialization.

Texas and the Surge in U.S.-Mexico Trade

by Timothy Rush

An overview prepared especially for the Lyceum Conference in Houston.

Haig Pushes For a ‘Write-Off’ Policy

by Lonnie Wolfe

The curly-tongued General is adopting Maxwell Taylor’s approach to Third World depopulation.

The Weathermen and Mr. Civiletti

by Donald Baier

Why the investigations were dropped.

National News