Build on the Trump Presidency: COVID Did Not Shut Down the Real Economy
(Thanks to Bill Roberts and Paul Glumaz for their contributions to this report.)
We are not on our knees, thanks to four years of the Trump Presidency.
For all of 2020, during COVID-19, total increases in non-agricultural unemployment in the heartland states averaged around 4.5% overall, while on the west and east coasts, the numbers were roughly half again as high, or in some cases twice as high (New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts), over the course of January through November 2020.
The Household and the Physical Economy: Lyndon LaRouche’s Heuristic Bar Diagram of the Physical Economy
Lyndon LaRouche organizing students in New York City in 1973.
This is an accompanying piece for: Covid Did Not Shut Down the Economy
As Lyndon LaRouche stated,
“The formalities of the science of physical economy may be described as centered upon refining and scaling the following set of inequalities.
LaRouche's Economic Breakthrough: Where Does Wealth Come From?
It's not enough to be against the assault on our economy now being carried out by the Davos/Biden Administration, under their Green New Deal/Great Reset policies. Nor is restarting a pipeline or protecting our coal industry enough.
Class #3: Bruce Director on LaRouche's Economics
This past week, the would-be rulers of the world gathered (virtually) at the Davos World Economic Forum to announce their intention to send mankind back to the Stone Age. (Read LaRouchePAC's coverage of Davos.) They seem to be in a big hurry, as does their would-be American President who is signing executive orders faster than any President in history. Perhaps their haste is being driven by the obvious—their bloated, multi-quadrillion financial bubble is about to burst, and as much as they would like to think they have the world in their hands, the 75 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump have other intentions.
The Avatar President Arrives: Cookies for Human Props; Pure Hell for the Economy
Less than a week into his occupation of the White House, the Avatar President, Joe Biden, has, not surprisingly, launched a head-on assault against the U.S. economy, at the behest of his imperial masters. But unlike during previous, similar wholesale looting attacks and outright robbery of the population, President Trump awakened the U.S. citizenry to their power, and they will not go back to tolerating a less than human condition.
Class #2: Bruce Director on LaRouche's Economics
Two little noticed recent developments encapsulate the principles of our current fight to restore the U.S. On January 12, 2021 President Trump issued an executive order directing the Department of Defense and NASA to develop small scale nuclear reactors to supply power to existing installations on Earth and future robotic and human bases on the Moon and Mars. Also, included in the omnibus appropriation bill attached to the Covid 19 relief package, Trump signed an authorization for federal funds to be used to match private development of fusion reactors modelled on the successful NASA directed public/private cooperation that helped launch the burgeoning industrialization of low Earth orbit.
President Trump Issues Major Executive Order Promoting Nuclear Power
If you want to explore space, and develop the earth fully on a higher infrastructure and living platform suitable for human beings, your feelings about what you have been taught to like or not as an energy source must yield to the actual laws of the universe. As Lyndon LaRouche put it, when it came to this topic: “Anything but the advancement of energy flux density through the means of nuclear technologies is a pollution. The Greenies and environmentalists are the biggest pollutants to the progress of humanity. Zero growth must not be tolerated.” LaRouche was right. Anything that worsens the conditions of life and progress in that direction is a pollution.
Class #1: Bruce Director on LaRouche's Economics
The fight to rebuild the American economy as the scientific and manufacturing powerhouse, set in motion during the first Trump administration, now enters a new phase. The incoming “Biden” administration has already vowed to return to the bad old days of the British Empire’s global dictatorship now called the “great reset”, which means big bailouts for global financial powers, takedown of U.S. productive industry, green zero-growth, and big-tech repression.
Families and Making America Great
How can we restore the promise of “American Exceptionalism” as a continuing, profoundly positive factor in world history? First, you must qualify yourself as a leader. Traditionally, policymaking was a matter of discerning the universal physical and related laws that govern the universe in which we live, with a devotion to the future, and a shared sense of purpose that binds our sovereign republic, as a singular creation of mankind. The General Welfare and Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness are then part and parcel of what it is to be preciously, essentially human.
Isn’t It Time to Return to the Real American System? The COVID Bailout Bill vs. LaRouche’s Four Laws
President Trump has vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and threatens to veto the COVID relief and stimulus bill just passed by Congress.
More aid for individuals, particularly unemployed and underemployed Americans and small businesses is needed. However, giving every American a check for $600, or $2,000, or $600,000, will not create a recovery. In fact, just handing out money to those the oligarchs deem ultimately unemployable or “non-essential” is a favored scheme of the Davos-aligned oligarchs. And continuing any funding for regime change operations and genocidal wars abroad is a moral abomination.
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,
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.
LaRouche Addresses Coronavirus Crisis in 1998
In 1998, Lyndon LaRouche presented a speech, “How the Top 1% of Americans Think.” Not the top 1% who are rich, but Americans who decided to think their way through an international financial collapse and the spread of deadly viruses. He outlined how we got to our present rotten state in real economy and healthcare. He said we had to become angels and go to war against the intellectual and moral stupidity which put us in this crisis. How do you think about reconstructing the real economy after the tremendous hit it is going to take? That challenge is what LaRouche answers in this presentation.
The full transcript of his remarks can be found here.
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.
The Four New Laws to Save the USA Now! Not an Option: An Immediate Necessity
The following policy document was originally authored and published in June 2014. It remains the immediate and indispensable policy necessary to launch an economic recovery of the United States.