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The Economics You Need To Know To Create a Future for Mankind

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This important 8 Part Class Series will begin Saturday June 23rd at the Manhattan Project Weekly Meeting on LPAC, and will be continued each Saturday for the following 7 weeks. Check ’the Reading List’ . Edit.

Class Series: LaRouche’s Science of Physical Economy The Economics You Need to Know to Create a Future for Mankind

1. On LaRouche’s Discovery (June 22/23)

Introduction based on the original scientific discovery made by Lyndon LaRouche in the years 1948-52, refuting the concept of entropy advocated by Norbert Wiener and developing a concept of physical economy based on a study of Heraclitus, Plato, Riemann and Georg Cantor, which he later supplemented through a study of
Nicolaus of Cusa. This study led LaRouche to oppose all monetarist theories associated with the British East India Company system of Free trade, globalization and post-industrial society and to embrace the physical economic approach of Gottfried Leibniz (Society and Economy), which later became the American System of Economics of Alexander Hamilton, from his more advanced scientific basis. This class will be given by Will Wertz.

2. Potential Relative Population Density and Energy Flux Density (June 29/30)

In this class we will discuss LaRouche’s concept of potential relative population density and the associated idea of the necessity of increasing the rate of increase of potential relative population density through scientific discoveries and the implementation of new technologies based on those discoveries which increase the energy flux density of production. This concept represents a scientific refutation of the British Empire push for reducing the world’s population and restricting technological progress as reflected in the false ideologies of Limits to Growth and Post-Industrial Society. This class will be given by Dennis Speed.

3. Thermodynamics of Political Economy (July 6/7)

In this class we will challenge the fraud of second law of thermodynamics (entropy) which claims that the energy of an economic system necessarily runs down, and will put forward in contrast to that false ideology the concept developed by LaRouche
that the universe is not a closed thermodynamic process, but that both human existence as a whole as well as living processes are in fact anti-entropic. This class will focus on Nicolaus of Cusa’s proof that the circle cannot be squared as maintained by Archimedes and that pi is not an irrational number but rather a transcendental number. This discovery by Cusanus leads through Riemann and Cantor to the concept of the ontological transfinite, the notion that successful human economy is a continuous manifold of successively higher economic platforms. This class will be given by Will Wertz.

4. The Definition of Economic Value (July 13/14)

While the vast majority of so-called economists focus on monetary value, Lyndon LaRouche defines economic value as a measurement of the anti-entropic free energy of the economic process. To achieve this one must focus on scientific research and on technologies with increasingly higher energy flux densities. This is what LaRouche refers to as a science driver. Examples in U.S. recent history include the Manhattan Project and the Apollo Project. To expand the human economy we must focus on such areas of fundamental research as fusion power, interplanetary flight and colonies on the Moon and Mars. In this class we will focus on what is required to achieve a tendency to increase the free energy of the system as reflected in LaRouche’s treatment of the ratio S/C+V. This class will be given by Dennis Speed

5. How Technology Is Produced (July 20/21)

Over the last fifty years in the Trans-Atlantic region we have undergone a counter-revolution against science and technology. This has taken the form of a pseudo-scientific ideology of radical environmentalism promoted by the World Wildlife Fund created and run by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands and Prince Philip of the British Empire. This counter-revolution expanded with the counterculture of the 1960s. The existentialism of Nietzsche and Heidegger became rampant on the universities instead of science. In this class we will further explore Plato’s principle of the hypothesis of the higher hypothesis versus Aristotle’s inductive/deductive method, as the basis for the New Paradigm advocated by Lyndon LaRouche. What changes must be made in the composition of the work force so as to achieve this new paradigm? What changes must be made in our educational system? This class will be given by Will Wertz.

6. Dispensing with Monetary Theory (July 27/28)

In this class we will focus on the fallacy of monetary theory as a whole. Monetarism in all of its forms is based on the oligarchical model of Aristotle. Monetarism is nothing other than a system of oligarchical, imperial control. All of the theories
of monetarism go back to the British East India Company and its paid ideologues, Adam Smith and Jeremy Bentham. The entire method is to deny human creativity as the source of wealth and to define human beings as motivated by primitive drives such as hunger, sex, etc. Adam Smith was the author of the free trade dogma, of buying cheap and selling dear, all governed invisibly by the magic of the market place. Bentham defended usury and pederasty. Monetarism including in its more modern expressions by von Hayek (Austrian-British) and John Maynard Keynes (British) is an assault on the U.S. Constitutional principle of the general welfare. Money, truly conceived, is not an end in itself, but rather a credit policy designed to facilitate increases in potential population density. This class will be given by Dennis Speed.

7. Wages and Population (August 3/4)

If the economy is not expanding anti-entropically, the reduction in wages leads necessarily to cuts in the quality of life of pre-school leaving age and retirement-age segments of the population including cutbacks in quantity and quality of medical services. One critical cutback is a reduction in the fecundity of households. What begins as a cut in the birth rate leads towards euthanasia. Thus, acceptance of post-industrialism and limits to growth, the invisible hand of the market place, usury, etc., all of which are based on the acceptance of entropy, leads to a culture of death. To reverse this trend in the Trans-Atlantic region, LaRouche proposes that we must prevent overhead expenses from growing, increase the ratio of workers employed in capital goods production to at least 50%, reduce the percentage of the labor force employed in raw materials production, increase the absolute size of the labor force, tax the gains of usury to the point of extinction, increase the tax deduction for dependents taking into account the required birth rate, increase the number of scientists and specialists in research and development to 5%. In short, increase the species of singularities in an anti-entropic self-development of the productive process. This class will be given by Will Wertz.

8. Basic Infrastructure (August 10/11)

Since 1969 the maintenance of U.S. infrastructure has been below breakeven. To restore our infrastructure to the 1970 level would require trillions of dollars. In contrast to those who advocate the privatization of our infrastructure, LaRouche argues that infrastructure is the responsibility of the government. This responsibility can be met in four ways: 1) direct expenditure; 2) Federal and other government corporations like the TVA; 3) regulated public utilities; and 4) regulated private facilities of interstate or intra-state commerce. As necessary as it is to repair existing infrastructure, LaRouche emphasizes that we must always proceed from the top down, that is, from the future. What is the next higher economic platform required to achieve mankind’s continuing anti-entropic growth? From this standpoint LaRouche advocates that we build new cities from scratch based on the vantage point of developing urban centers on the Moon as advocated by Krafft Ehricke. These cities should then be linked by high-speed rail. This class will be given by Dennis Speed.

Two systems are now before the world. One, the City of London/Wall Street trans-Atlantic financial empire, has been in a state of “free fall” since the 2007-2008 crash, a crash forecast by Lyndon LaRouche in a July 25, 2007 webcast, in which he said:

What’s listed as stock values and market values in the financial markets internationally is bunk! These are purely fictitious beliefs. There’s no truth to it; the fakery is enormous. There is no possibility of a non-collapse of the present financial system—none! It’s finished, now! The present financial system cannot continue to exist under any circumstances, under any Presidency, under any leadership, or any leadership of nations. Only a fundamental and sudden change in the world monetary financial system will prevent a general, immediate chain-reaction type of collapse. At what speed we don’t know, but it will go on, and it will be unstoppable! And the longer it goes on before coming to an end, the worse things will get.

How could LaRouche forecast this?

The other system now before the world, the World Land-Bridge, better known as “the New Silk Road,” and called by China and its allies in 140 nations the “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI), is a product of the 25-year-plus collaboration of Lyndon LaRouche with China, Russia and other nations. The immediate, future upward direction of world economic progress has been outlined by LaRouche in a book entitled Earth’s Next Fifty Years.

How can LaRouche, or anyone else, forecast the future for mankind?

Recently, the LaRouche Political Action Committee (LPAC) launched a Campaign for the Future, the three planks of which are: (1) Stop the British coup d’etat against the U.S. Presidency; (2) Implement Lyndon LaRouche’s Four Laws of American System economics; and (3) Join the World Land-Bridge, a conception initiated by LaRouche in the 1990s, launched by the Chinese in the form of the One Belt, One Road policy, and now embraced by over a hundred countries.

Starting June 22, LPAC will offer an eight-part class series on the science of physical economy. Completely untaught in American universities today—despite the work of 19th century American economists Mathew and Henry Carey, Friedrich List, E. Peshine Smith and many others—physical economy is the only competent basis upon which a prosperous future for the United States, or any other country, could be established. Originally created by German scientist Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716), and advanced by Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Hamilton among others, it was Lyndon LaRouche who achieved breakthroughs in physical economy in the 1950s that allowed him to accurately forecast, in nine different instances, crises in the financial system and the economy, all of which could have been averted. As a result of his documented success, today LaRouche’s ideas are widely studied in China, Russia, and other countries.

Shouldn’t these ideas be studied in the policy circles of the United States?

During and after his successful campaign for President, Donald Trump called for implementing the American System of economics, but he has done little so far to demonstrate a scientific understanding of what that means in practice. Does he have such an understanding? It is unclear. And yet a more important question is, do you know what the American System of economics is? Would you like to know all about real economics, not money? Are you ready to fight to gain that knowledge?

The bad news is: If you have taken a course in economics at a university, it is absolutely certain that you have no idea what the American System of economics is, because it is not taught in any known university. All that is taught is one form or another of British monetarism. If the instructors even mentioned physical economy, you were probably falsely told that the American System is based on the free trade policy of Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations—against the which, the American Revolution of George Washington and Alexander Hamilton was actually fought!

There are other traps set for every ideological taste. If you are a Republican, you have probably been brainwashed into following Milton Friedman. If you are a Democrat, you are probably a follower of John Maynard Keynes. If you are a socialist, it is a certainty that you don’t know that Marxist economics is just another anti-American branch of British economics. So, how can a person escape the indoctrination that passes for education?

If you don’t want to be a mere underling of the Anglo-Dutch liberal imperialist system; if you want to free the United States and the rest of the world from our historic and contemporary British enemy; if you want to be truly mentally free to shape a positive future for mankind, your only efficient choice is to get to know the work and wisdom of Lyndon LaRouche, the most successful economic forecaster in history and the only scientific proponent of the American System of economics in the world today.

In an eight-week course in LaRouche’s economics, you will be challenged to question all of the accepted, but nonetheless false, axiomatic assumptions which have wreaked economic havoc on this nation and much of the rest of the world, increasingly since World War II, and which continue to be an obstacle to the creation of a New Paradigm of Global Peace based on Economic Development. More importantly, you will learn the anti-entropic scientific principles which underlie mankind’s limitless future. Most importantly, by challenging and having the courage to change your own axioms, you will be challenged to make the creation of that New Paradigm the mission of your life.