Bring Back Coal! Bring Back Steel!
This is the first in a continuing LaRouche PAC series concerning West Virginia. The state currently is the second poorest state in the continental U.S. with a poverty rate approaching 18%. It is also a state where the opioid epidemic struck hard as coal and ancillary manufacturing were shuttered. Dope Inc., this time in the form of Big Pharma, used fake science to exploit the people Purdue Pharma and other death merchants called “pillbillies.” We’ll first examine the various scourges afflicting the state while on a listening tour in which we will offer solutions.
Can NASA Launch Humans to Mars Under A Crashing Green Agenda?
Donald Trump’s popular and bold vision of returning to manned exploration of the Moon and, from there, voyaging to Mars, implemented as Project Artemis, has so far survived the change of administrations. But the two projects—one which celebrates the human mind and its ability to discover physical and universal truths at the frontiers of science, the other based on a vicious anti-human myth—are hardly capable of co-existence. Hence, my image from the last article of Biden manically shooting rockets into space which are tethered to the earth. So ensconced are the Luddites that Biden/Harris established a brand new position in NASA, that of Senior Climate Advisor. It is led by the fanatical climate modeler, Dr. Gavin Schmidt. Schmidt is also current director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, having occupied that position under Obama while playing a key role in Obama’s radical environmentalist agenda.
Inflation Explodes: Time for LaRouche's Firewall
A timely excerpt from our 2008 feature documentary, Firewall: In Defense of the Nation State which reveals the devastating—and completely avoidable—catastrophe of both Weimar hyperinflation, and the inevitable hyperinflation the dollar faces if the economy is not put through a top-down reorganization.
What is the "Machine Tool Principle?"
Where does profit come from? Did you "invest right" in your mutual fund or bitcoin or did you get lucky at the casino? Or, have you created something which advances society's ability to increase its potential relative population density? That is what Lyndon LaRouche called "the machine tool principle."
“...The point is, that for any national economy taken as a unified whole, scientific and classical-artistic progress, combined, are the only source of sustainable profit, nothing else. The machine-tool sector illustrates the role of science in this. For the imperiled economy of the United States, and, of many other nations, today, the lesson told is a desperately urgent one, even if it appears to address only technological progress as such..."
— Machine-tool design: the brains of profit, Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. Dec. 7, 1996
For more on the machine tool principle, see LaRouche's 1997 article, Return to the Machine Tool Principle.
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).
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.
Infrastructure For Creative Minds – Lessons Of The Erie Canal
We’re hearing a lot of talk about infrastructure these days. Sure, everyone’s for building and repairing roads, bridges, ports, and modern rail transport. But that is not a solution to the problems we face as a nation. The US has been destroyed as a productive economy over the past 50 years, through deregulation, environmentalism, outsourcing, Wall Street bail outs, etc. The concoction being cooked up by the globalist controllers of the current occupant of the White House has nothing to do with improving our economy, and will actually make it worse. Powering the nation through wind and solar power, as proposed in the Great Reset and the Green New Deal, represents a huge step backward into a far more primitive mode of human existence. The phony debate between pouring resources into make work projects, diversity training programs, the Green New Deal, and other nonsense vs. anti “big government” fiscal conservativism is just that --phony. All their plans will lead to the further destruction of the economy and the living conditions of the people, unless we undertake a real infrastructure building program now.
How *Not* to Make the US a Manufacturing Superpower
The way not to make the US once again a manufacturing superpower is the one chosen by all the well-meaning writers in American Compass and American Affairs Journal who propose to rely on special Federal programs to reintroduce advanced semiconductor manufacturing here, or, in the least-worst cases, to introduce “advanced manufacturing” more generally. We do indeed need government action to launch advanced semiconductor manufacture and advanced manufacturing--but it will never work as a boutique project. The reality is that we must mount a Herculean effort, as we did after Sputnik in 1957--and earlier to prepare for World War II--to transform the United States into a “full set” economy which can manufacture anything--because it manufactures everything.
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.
Special Thursday Event—Defeat Biden's "Jobs" Boondoggle with a Space Program
In preparation for our live Zoom webcast this Thursday (April 8), we're featuring Lyndon LaRouche's 2011 demolition of populist conceptions of make-work infrastructure programs, and his revolutionary notion of economic platforms of development. Simply attacking Biden's boondoggle "jobs' plan and complaining about big government will not make America a manufacturing super power again, we need to think big, with big projects, and a conception of the future we must create.
Cap and Trade: Blue States Financialize Nature for Plunder
Several years ago, in Vancouver, British Columbia, I met a petroleum engineer who was a manager of a Liquid Natural Gas plant. British Columbia having maybe more environmentalists per capita than anywhere else on the globe, I asked him how many people in the BC government and the environmentalist movement believed that lowering the carbon footprint would solve climate change? He said, “I know of no one who does. There may be some who believe in it, but that is rare.”
Why the Oligarchy Hates the Atom: Nuclear Energy and Science
We are again on Mars. As the pandemic has also made clear, science, and in particular, the principles of physical economy, are the critical activity. The so-called debate over “reshoring” of U.S. manufacturing is already over. We must produce! All of America knows we must secure our supply chains, so that we again can become the leading industrial nation, and a leading exporter to the world. So, too, we will innovate, building a modern, optimistic, outward-looking and exciting nation once again.
First Principles for Taking the Nation Back: LaRouchePAC's Citizen's Primer
Our Republic faces the greatest threat to its existence since the Civil War, and possibly ever. The preservation of our Republic will depend heavily on the emerging political realignment of the United States, in which the producers of the nation rally to rebuild the nation and give our Founding Principles a “new birth of freedom.” It is not only a “Lincoln Revolution,” reflecting what Abraham Lincoln created in 1860; but it must become a Lincoln, Lyndon LaRouche, Donald Trump realignment, because the ideas of each are crucial to its success.
Secure the Border and Build the Sovereign Nations
Trump began with Mexican President AMLO, in the spirit of Lincoln and Juárez, to seal the border from all illicit activity, which mean dismantling the cartels and their Wall Street financiers. At the same time, we need to implement a new system of sovereign nation-based collaboration with our neighbors to the south, and end the free trade looting by globalist corporations. This means, first and foremost, a revival of the American model and the restoration of our nation as a nation of builders and creators, not globalist speculators and liberal drug pushers.
Towards a Producers’ Alliance, How To Rebuild the U.S. Economy
This is adapted from a live presentation, given on Feb. 11, 2021, available here. Just to frame briefly what I am going to be discussing, I will begin with a short quote from Abraham Lincoln: “All creation is a mine and every man a miner.”
We’re going to be discussing the field of physical economy. Physical economy dates back to Gottfried Leibniz, but really has roots that go back to the Renaissance. Today, it is a principle that needs to be rediscovered. In the last 50 to 70 years, there have been people who have understood its conceptions, people like Susan Kokinda’s friend Bill Knudsen, associated with Ford and GM and the wartime mobilization; Henry Kaiser and the aluminum industry; Jesse Jones and the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. These were industrialists who collaborated with President Franklin Roosevelt in the war mobilization and beyond. And I think that is a useful starting point: we have to rediscover what they understood, but also take it to another level, which is where Lyndon LaRouche took it, in depth.
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.”
Trump Takes on Wall Street Journal—Now Take on Wall Street Economics
President Trump’s salvo against the Wall Street Journal for their support of globalist policies and for their “sell out of our great American workers,” now puts the question of Wall Street’s economics on the table. Susan Kokinda discusses the difference between monetarism and Lyndon LaRouche’s conception of a credit system. Brian Lantz elaborates on his article: “Build on the Trump Presidency, COVID Did Not Shut Down the Real Economy.”
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.
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.
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.