Class #5: Basics of Physical Economy—Defeating the Mega Drought
From California to Colorado, from North Dakota to Texas, the Western United States is being ravaged by what some are calling possibly the worst drought in the modern era. Reducing water use and attempting to recycle limited supplies will not work.
Class #4— Why Do We Have To Go To Mars?
President Trump and statesman & economist Lyndon LaRouche have placed a challenge before all of us. Just as President Kennedy mobilized the Apollo Moonshot, “to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills.”
Why Green Energy = Population Reduction
Some are admitting the physical economic realities of an attempted global transition to "green energy," but will they admit the consequences of those realities, and motivations behind them?
Brian Lantz recently pointed me to a new report from the International Energy Agency, "The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions." This report shows that a global adherence to the "green energy" objectives being called for by Joe Biden, John Kerry, the Climate Paris Climate Accord, the World Economic Forum, etc. would require mining and production of key minerals at rates far beyond present global capacities (according to the required levels of wind, solar, electric vehicles, and battery storage).
Monetary Policy Won't Stop Inflation, Physical Growth Will
As inflation surges—in basic commodities, used cars, home prices, etc., the response coming from inside the Beltway is doomed to fail. Monetarist tools, whether it be government spending or adjusting money supply and interest rates, miss the twin elephants in the room: an out-of-control speculative bubble, reignited since the 2008 crash, and the collapse of real physical production, fueled by the pandemic shutdowns and green policies.
Defeat Biden's Hyperinflation—Class#1: What is an economic 'platform'?
Mussolini Joe Biden is threatening to unleash a hyperinflationary death spiral for the U.S. economy with his "jobs plan" and other initiatives. However, the solution to inflation is not to merely stop spending, we have to create actual, physical growth. The problem is, most Americans (let alone "trained" economists) don't understand the fundamentals of physical economy. Here is the first in a new LaRouchePAC class series, focusing on the fundamentals of physical economy, but from the most advanced sense. Pay close attention, the future of your nation depends on this.
DARPA announces nuclear rocket by 2025!
50 years behind schedule (better late than never) the United States is finally planning on putting a nuclear rocket in space. When paired with Trump's Artemis mission and the industrial development of the Moon, this represents the opening of a new era in the space age—the expansion of a new infrastructure "platform" integrating the physical-economic spacetime of the Earth-Moon system.
On the American System: Is David Brooks that Clueless?
David Brooks’ latest opinion column in the New York Times causes any American knowledgeable about physical economy to pause, cock their head to the side, and ask themselves, “Could this guy possibly be that clueless?”
Defeat Biden's "Jobs" Boondoggle with a Space Platform
What's missing in the "infrastructure" debate on all sides is one simple fact: we are living in a doomed financial system, dominated by the policies of the central banks, Wall Street and the City of London. Every policy put forward by JoeBama is in service to a corporatist policy aimed at saving the financial parasite, while keeping the host barely alive.
A "Builders Party" Could Fix the West's Exceptional Drought
The western water crisis has returned with a vengeance over the last three months, shattering "exceptional drought" records for the western states (going back to the formation of the U.S. Drought Monitor in 1999). 20% of the American west has reached the most severe U.S. Drought Monitor level, “exceptional drought,” with 75% in some level of drought, and growing discussion of a “megadrought.”
Don't Fear Climate Change, Master the Laws of the Universe!
What happened in Texas? Yes, there were the frozen windmills and snowed over solar panels. And the global warming cultists are re-emerging, with Biden's climate envoy, John Kerry, telling you "we have nine years left" to make amends to the climate gods for our carbon sins.
But, how many understand that deregulation was just as culpable for the crisis? Texas electricity was deregulated in 1999, and the scheme was to break up the utility companies by utilizing "market efficiencies" to drive down costs and increase profits. This was the Enron model, and it was supported by Republicans and Democrats at the time—and fought against by Lyndon LaRouche and his movement.
January 6 — What Really Happened in DC?
On January 6, LaRouchePAC was on the ground for both the peaceful rally in DC, and the provocateur-run break in at the Capitol, and we've got explosive footage of both.
How the Political Fight is Expressed in Scientific Method
Ben Deniston is the featured guest on this week's West Coast meeting. Here are his opening remarks.
Part 5: World Energy Needs
"We know, speaking broadly on this point, that if a developing nation, for example, is to reach the levels of sustainable population-density obtained in industrialized nations, those developing economies must achieve approximately the per capita energy-throughput of industrialized economies."
— Lyndon LaRouche, A Fifty-Year Development Policy for the Indian-Pacific Oceans Basin, EIR, 1983.
Based on this physical economic reality, in 1983 LaRouche forecast the mass murderous consequences of failing to achieve the energy-flux-density development required for economies globally—unfortunately, LaRouche’s forecast was correct.
Part 4: USA—Successes, Failures, & Potential
For many in the older generations, Lyndon LaRouche might be most respected for his role in designing and promoting what became the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) program. However, most people do not fully appreciate the depth and implications of LaRouche’s SDI program.¹ As much as it was a military defense policy, designed to temporarily eliminate the threat of thermonuclear warfare, it was also designed to ensure the kind of global economic development, for both formerly colonized and industrialized/post-industrial countries, which could create the basis for a durable peace on the planet².
Part 3: Zero Growth Kills Millions
In a 1983 report Lyndon LaRouche warned:
“In the coming period, fission sources, increasingly supplemented and later entirely superseded by thermonuclear, must be the leading feature of energy-generation policy. It would not be possible to supply supplies of added energy adequate to approach the requirements of the developing sector, most emphatically, without primary emphasis on unleashing and expanding potentials for fission generation of electricity and process heat today, and proceeding as rapidly as possible toward progress in successively more advanced versions of controlled thermonuclear processes. Without this policy, tens of millions or some multiple of that must die of increased mortality rates, for lack of energy supplies adequate to prevent this.” (Emphasis added.)
— A Fifty-Year Development Policy for the Indian-Pacific Oceans Basin, EIR, 1983.
Part 2: Defining ‘National Economic Energy Flux Density’
Regular followers of the LaRouchePAC website might have seen various references to assessments of the energy or electricity consumption per capita, for either the United States or other nations. Over recent years, these studies have been carried out with the recognition that energy or electricity consumption per capita is a rough, but useful approximation of the energy flux density of a national economy considered as a self-bounded dynamic system. In this series of articles, we are taking that approximation a few steps closer to reality by focusing on a deeper understanding of Lyndon LaRouche’s notion of energy flux density.
Part 1: What Is Energy Flux Density?
The prospects of a re-election of Donald Trump, and a successful defeat of the attempted coup against his presidency, raises the potential for the United States to return to the mission orientation long advocated for by Lyndon LaRouche. The enemy is the British imperial system, including, emphatically, ideological enslavement, as has been increasingly enforced upon the world in the name of globalization (what some call globalism).¹ This present system is responsible for the deaths of countless millions throughout the underdeveloped world, and has left so-called developed countries like the United States in post-industrial ruins.
What is the alternative?
Stop Studying Flea Markets, Create Space Markets
Famous Economics Experiment has been Asking the Wrong Question for 60 Years
A recent article caught my attention, "Famous economics experiment reproduced thousands of times" (by Whitney Clavin, California Institute of Technology).
The article, and the study it's based on, call attention to the highly problematic nature of popular discussions of economic theory in the United States today. Rather than endless discussion about supply and demand and free markets, it would be far more useful to study the vast global economic benefits of a Moon-Mars colonization program. To do this competently, the axiomatic problems of modern economic thought need to be highlighted, removed, and replaced.
The article in question opens,
Artemis and the True Science of Human Advancement
President Trump's Project Artemis is not only a return to the Moon by 2024, but the establishment of a permanently manned base on the Moon by 2028—providing key steps towards Lyndon LaRouche's outline for a Moon-Mars colonization program. This is the greatest endeavor of exploration in human history, and represents an evolutionary leap in mankind's existence in the Universe, similar to the first emergence of life onto land from the primordial oceans 430 million years ago.
This project is critical to the restoration of a pro-growth, industrial and manufacturing-based United States economy, and to a new global system based not on monetary globalization, but based on the industrial development of all nations and people.
Both the Artemis project and the unique perspective of space colonization defined by Lyndon LaRouche were discussed in depth during a special August 15, 2020 video seminar with Michael Steger, Kesha Rogers, Brian Lantz, and Ben Deniston.
A response to Michael Cernovich: The secret to making America great again, understanding true source of wealth
We should then recognize that the development of basic economic infrastructure had always been a needed creation of what is required as an ‘habitable’ development of a ‘synthetic,’ rather than a presumably ‘natural’ environment for the enhancement, or even the possibility of human life and practice at some time in the existence of our human species.… Man as a creator in the likeness of the great Creator, is expressed by humanity's creation of the ‘artificial environments’ we sometimes call ‘infrastructure,’ on which both the progress, and even the merely continued existence of civilized society depends.
- Lyndon LaRouche, “What Your Accountant Never Understood: The Secret Economy,” April 17, 2010.
Pro-Nuclear CO2 Reduction is a Terrible Policy, With Deadly Results
Even though opposition to nuclear power has been central to the zero-growth Malthusian movement since the late-1960s, the man-made climate change catastrophe propaganda campaign has increasingly driven some to place a growing emphasis on nuclear fission and fusion power as the basis of a CO₂ emissions reduction policy.
Any attempt to mandate a CO₂ reduction policy—even while supporting nuclear power technologies critical to mankind’s future—is a horrific policy, and would condemn hundreds of millions of people to unnecessary suffering and premature death.
Earth as a Geological Telescope for Studying Galactic Physics
Some have called it cosmoclimatology. Following pioneering work done by Henrik Svensmark, Nir Shaviv showed that changes in the galactic environment experienced by our Solar System have been the largest drivers of climate change on Earth over the past half billion years—mediated through the role of galactic cosmic radiation in cloud formation.
Vernadsky’s Thoughts on LaRouche’s Second Triad
In 2014 Lyndon LaRouche outlined a new conceptual insight into the development of modern science over the past millennium, identifying two multi-personality, multi-generational processes of scientific revolution: one, successful, and, a second, still wanting completion. Within LaRouche’s circles, these came to be referred to as the “two triads” of scientific revolution—each consisting of an investigation of (1) a minimum expression, (2) a maximum expression, and (3) a unifying resolution.
This wasn’t presented as a history lesson.
Galaxy Project VI: Singularities and Anti-Entropy
When addressing the issue of the organization of galaxies as unified systems we quickly reach the limits of our basic understanding of physical science. A range of anomalous activity points to new domains of physics–new universal physical principles–currently outside our grasp. Central in all this is a mysterious singularity point in Einstein's general relativity–the supermassive black hole.
Galaxy Project V: Galactic Cycles and Evolution of Life
Part 5 of the Basement's Galaxy Class Series. What role does the Galaxy play in the evolutionary development of advanced life on Earth? Cyclical fluctuations in the development and extinction of species correspond with the motion of our Solar System above and below the disk of our Galaxy -- but what is the connection? While most attempts to investigate this correlation are looking for a bottom-up kill-mechanism to explain the relation, here we will look to the work of Vladimir Vernadsky for a top-down approach to investigating the role of the Galaxy in the anti-entropic development of life on Earth.
Galaxy Project IV: Galactic Climate Change
Part 4 of the Basement's Galaxy Class Series. To understand the climate we experience on Earth we have to know our Galactic environment. As the Solar System travels through the Galaxy–into and out of its spiral arms, above and below the disk, through regions of higher and lower amounts of activity–the Earth's climate system has changed and evolved in response. Our Earth's own history provides a new window into the study of our Galaxy.
Galaxy Project III: Our Galactic Year & Dynamics
Part 3 of the Basement's Galaxy Class Series. An investigation into the dynamics - cause - on a galactic scale shows the failure of mathematical methods. While mankind can increasingly measure our motion, and other motions in our Galaxy, the principle is still unknown. This is examined in the case of our own Galactic year.
Galaxy Project Part II, Wandering Stars
Part 2 of the Basement's Galaxy Class Series. What do we know about our Sun's motion through the Galaxy? Within the last century mankind has begun to realize that the steady, dependable stars of the night time sky are not fixed in place (as had been thought for millennia), but are traveling relative to our Sun, and to each other, at remarkable speeds. The most recent observation program (Hipparcos) has precisely measured the motions of over 100,000 stars (with a billion stars to be measured in the coming years). We are getting better and more precise descriptions than ever before, but do we have the scientific minds, like Kepler, to discover the underling principles?
New Paradigm Galaxy Project: Part I
Part I. "Time for the death of the death of science." For the New Paradigm show this week the Basement is launching a new class series on mankind's destiny as a galactic species. The opening class (Wednesday, October 28) will provide an introduction to the Galaxy as mankind's next scientific frontier, situated from the standpoint of Vladimir Vernadsky and Lyndon LaRouche. Successive classes with be released every other week, delving deeper into the Galactic frontier.
Towards a Galactic Science Driver: The Solar System's Motion Through the Galaxy • Part 1
Our Galaxy presents mankind with a new scientific frontier, expressed in different ways. In astronomical terms, it is not clear how the galaxy exists and operates as a single, unified system. In terms of the Earth's history, we see records of dramatic climate changes, variations in geophysical activity, and even fluctuations in the evolutionary process of life all corresponding to the changing relationship of our Solar System with the Galaxy. While these are often presented as independent studies, the 2015 Basement research report “Towards a Galactic Science Driver” examines these as aspects of a single challenge: the quest to understand the unifying principle of our Galaxy, as Kepler had discovered the unifying principle of our Solar System.
In a continuation of this effort, here we will examine what we know (and what we don't know) about the motion of our Solar System through the Galaxy. This will be addressed in a series of posts.
A Vernadskian Reconsideration of Galactic Cycles and Evolution