From Volume 5, Issue Number 41 of EIR Online, Published Oct. 10, 2006

This Week You Need To Know

A Certain Condition of our Economy
'Come Forth, Lazarus!'
by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

October 3, 2006

At last report, the world's present, floating-exchange-rate monetary-financial system, although faltering, is still in motion; but, at the same time, like two drunken, Japanese businessmen leaning against one another to hold themselves up, the famous Japan carry-trade has entered a terminal phase of its existence. The morning will find those drunks collapsed in the streets, having never actually reached home.

The present world financial system is, functionally, in a hopelessly morbid condition. There is no possible way in which the present world monetary-financial system could continue to exist much longer, in its present, hopelessly decadent, teetering, drunken condition. The world's present world monetary system is virtually as good as dead.

There is no way in which this system could be resuscitated by some form of conventional financial reorganization. It could only be replaced by a new world system; but, not merely the system of a single nation, or even a group of some of the world's nations. It must be completely replaced, and that suddenly, under a new set of rules, by a new global system of perfectly sovereign nation-states, each and all based on the principle of the sovereign nation-state.

The needed reform will have a hereditary resemblance to the reforms made under President Franklin Roosevelt. Only if those conditions are satisfied, under those kinds of early, ruthless, and thorough reforms, could the presently ongoing disintegration of the world's physical economy be prevented....

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