Volume 9, Number 16, April 27, 1982



Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

Congress debates wrong issue.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

Bankers threaten nuclear program.


The conventional war push.


Leading LDC Borrowers Now Face Credit Squeeze

by Kathy Burdman

The Bank for International Settlements is clamping down on loans to Brazil and Mexico, as well as Argentina.

Currency Rates

Hoesch: ‘Japan Is Our Model’

by Hartmut Cramer

A report from the Ruhr on the steel giant’s modernization plans.

Belgian Bankers and EC Chiefs Expect Privatization of World Lending Flows

by Laurent Murawiec

European Economics Editor Laurent Murawiec’s dispatch on his discussions in Brussels.

Foreign Exchange

by David Goldman

Japan cuts foreign investment.


by Kathy Burdman

Rites of passage for S&Ls.


by Susan Brady

Building India’s dairy industry.

Trade Review

by Mark Sonnenblick

Business Briefs

Special Report

Volcker’s Demographics: Why America Is Dying

by Richard Freeman

Paul Volcker’s War Against American Family Formation

How U.S. Living Standards Were Cut By 18 Percent

Can the U.S. Support the Next Generation?

The Case of the Black American Worker

The Historical Lessons of America’s Economic and Population Expansion


Britain’s ‘NATO Pullout’ Bluff Could Be Called

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

An open letter from EIR founder Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. to President Reagan.

Latin America Reacts to Malvinas Crisis

by Cynthia Rush

The British government has moved to prevent invocation of the Monroe Doctrine or Rio Treaty.

The Financial Warfare Against Argentina

by Kathy Burdman

Its loans as well as its exports are being cut off. Default is unlikely, however.

The Mideast Stakes in the War Between Iran and Iraq

by Robert Dreyfuss

And the truth about the military situation.

Ariel Sharon’s Dangerous Game

by Nancy Coker

The factional situation in Israel.

The Fraud of Trudeau’s Constitution

by Christopher White

Far from ending Canada’s colonial status, it violates basic rights further.

International Intelligence


Tories Gain the Upper Hand in Washington

by Graham Lowry

Haig’s ostensible mediating activities between London and Buenos Aires are exposed as rankly pro-British. The congressional and intelligence-agency advocates of a Monroe Doctrine approach are on the defensive.

A U.S. Nuclear Merchant Marine?

by Robert Zubrin

The Carter administration rejected this genuinely cost-effective possibility, while the Soviet Union steamed ahead. Robert Zubrin describes past efforts, the economic advantages, and the legislative requirements.

Drug Mafia Moves on Houston Police

by Harley Schlanger

Crippling law-enforcement there, as Mayor Whitmire seems to be doing, will open the city as a Southwestern Hong Kong.

New Assassination Danger to Reagan

by Jeffrey Steinberg

And other world leaders.

National News