Now, Are You Ready To Learn Economics?

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      In 1984 Lyndon LaRouche wrote a widely circulated economics textbook, called So, You Wish To Learn All About Economics?  Most Americans didn’t.

     However, across the “developing world," especially in China, leaders eager to overcome backwardness sought out answers to questions such as:  “How did America become a powerful, productive force in the world?”  “How can we apply LaRouche’s ideas to overcome our own problems and secure a better future for our people?”

     Many of the answers are found in this book, first published in 2000.  Much of it was written in response to questions or requests from the “developing world.”  The biggest question which this book answered was “How can we get around the strangulation of International Monetary Fund (IMF) conditionalities so we can actually begin to build up our nations?”

     After a long detour down the suicidal path of “post-industrial society,” Americans too face almost the same problem today as did the “developing countries” before they adopted LaRouche’s ideas for Hamiltonian banking on a global scale to bypass the IMF.  Will America finally give up subservience to Wall Street and London imperial banking and join with the New Paradigm of LaRouche’s Hamiltonian World Land-Bridge development banks?

     The answer to that question is in this book and in your decision to take some responsibility to ensure that America returns to its Hamiltonian roots.

     The author is the founder and contributing editor of Executive Intelligence Review magazine, whose forecasts for the US. economy have been the most accurate in the history of economics.

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    Lyndon LaRouche, the leader of the global forces seeking to replace geopolitics and imperial warfare with a New Paradigm of relations among  all mankind based upon cooperative development of science, technology and infrastructure developing from Earth into the galaxy, is best known as an eight-time contender for the U.S. Presidency, the author of what became the Strategic Defense Initiative, the most successful economic forecaster in history, founder of the Executive Intelligence Review and the Fusion Energy Foundation, fighter for classical musical culture, and defender of truth and justice everywhere.  In short, he is someone you should get to know!

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Executive Intelligence Review
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Jan 1, 102
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Business & Economics / Banks & Banking
Business & Economics / Development / Economic Development
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     This strategic study was written by Lyndon LaRouche in 1982 to warn Americans about the way in which the British Empire had set about to subtly change both American culture and Americans' perceptions of other cultures in such a way as to produce unnecessary continuous conflict. It is an old game. The intended result would be the downfall of all of the players; although, among the fallen, the British gamemasters would expect to remain on top.

      “No analyst nor government could possibly have a competent strategic assessment today unless it understood the significance of historian Arnold Toynbee’s rather long tenure at the head of the British foreign-intelligence service. . . . .

      “We, fools that we are, are induced to believe usually that we developed our foreign policies through thorough assessment of a massive ingathering of intelligence. . . .”

      Yet, without an historical view from above, we have been constantly suckered into one or another disaster.

      “We must see that process as if it were a drama unfolding to our observation on a stage, and we for a moment here, reading this report, are directing our consciousness to see our own consciousness elaborated on that stage . . . .”

      “When the proper acquaintance with Shakespeare was ripped out of our schools’ curricula, what our nation lost was persons adequately developed to become future citizens of this republic. Without Shakespeare, Milton and Shelley in our secondary schools, those schools will produce chiefly eternally adolescent functional illiterates or worse . . . . these works represent a distillation of those aspects of our English-speaking culture by means of which true citizens are produced . . . .”

      Finally, Mr. LaRouche presents an outline for a foreign policy of which Benjamin Franklin would have been proud—a foreign policy based upon mutual respect and cooperative physical development.

Charles Wheelan’s wonderfully whimsical, best-selling Naked series tackles the weird, surprisingly colorful world of money and banking.

Consider the $20 bill.

It has no more value, as a simple slip of paper, than Monopoly money. Yet even children recognize that tearing one into small pieces is an act of inconceivable stupidity. What makes a $20 bill actually worth twenty dollars? In the third volume of his best-selling Naked series, Charles Wheelan uses this seemingly simple question to open the door to the surprisingly colorful world of money and banking.

The search for an answer triggers countless other questions along the way: Why does paper money (“fiat currency” if you want to be fancy) even exist? And why do some nations, like Zimbabwe in the 1990s, print so much of it that it becomes more valuable as toilet paper than as currency? How do central banks use the power of money creation to stop financial crises? Why does most of Europe share a common currency, and why has that arrangement caused so much trouble? And will payment apps, bitcoin, or other new technologies render all of this moot?

In Naked Money, Wheelan tackles all of the above and more, showing us how our banking and monetary systems should work in ideal situations and revealing the havoc and suffering caused in real situations by inflation, deflation, illiquidity, and other monetary effects. Throughout, Wheelan’s uniquely bright-eyed, whimsical style brings levity and clarity to a subject often devoid of both. With illuminating stories from Argentina, Zimbabwe, North Korea, America, China, and elsewhere around the globe, Wheelan demystifies the curious world behind the paper in our wallets and the digits in our bank accounts.

      In the enclosed four official Reports of first American Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, are outlined a vision of a productive, prosperous, future for the nation he, in large part, crafted from chaos.

      How do you go from national bankruptcy to prosperity? You cannot do it by allowing the “Magic of the Markets” to make all important decisions. Since the assassination of President Kennedy, America has, more and more, adopted this prescription of Adam Smith and the Mont Pelerin Society. You see the results all around you. You need not seek an MBA from Harvard to assess the results of this turn away from Hamilton’s approach.

      On the other hand, before your eyes today is a shining example of the success of Hamilton’s approach. In less than 2 generations, China has moved from poverty and helplessness to become the engine of economic growth on the planet. They have lifted 700 million people out of poverty in less than one generation. They offer to bring the whole world into the process of upward development. What did they do to accomplish the ongoing transformation? They applied the approach of Hamilton, long known as the “American System” of political economy, along with updated prescriptions from Lyndon LaRouche.

      As you read the enclosed reports, compare the approach presented by Hamilton, with what passes for “Economics, Finance & Business” in the Trans-Atlantic academic world as well as in “popular culture.” Have you forgotten your roots?

      The path to recovery and future prosperity starts with the Four Reports in this book. From there, it is but a small step to Lyndon LaRouche’s Four New Laws.

 


      “Through three millennia of recorded history to date, centered around the Mediterranean, the civilized world has been run by two, bitterly opposed elites, the one associated with the faction of Socrates and Plato, the other with the faction of Aristotle. During these thousands of years, until the developments of approximately 1784-1818 in Europe, both factions’ inner elites maintained in some fashion an unbroken continuity of organization and knowledge through all of the political catastrophes which afflicted each of them in various times and locales.

      “It was the elite associated with the Platonic (or, Neoplatonic) faction which organized the American Revolution and established the United States as a democratic constitutional republic. . . .

      “In the aftermath of the 1815 Treaty of Vienna, the shattering of the power of the Platonic elite in Europe meant in large measure both a scattering of the main forces of that faction, and an associated, increasing loss of the “secret knowledge” through which the Platonic inner elite had formerly developed and exercised its factional power. From that time to the present period, the inner circles of the Aristotelian (or, more exactly, “neo-Aristotelian”) faction have been hegemonic increasingly in ordering world affairs. Although humanist (Platonic) factional forces have continued in existence and are represented among political and related elites today, the Platonic elite has lost connection to the body of knowledge upon which its former power depended . . . .

      “The principal function of this report is to summarily, but systematically identify the “secret knowledge” of the Platonic inner elite. That includes the Platonic’s knowledge of the secrets of the enemy, Aristotelian elite . . . .”

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