On April 12th, 1945 U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt died, and with him, the great economic machine that he created, followed suit. As a young Lyndon LaRouche said to a group of military personnel while stationed in India, “he (President Roosevelt) has been replaced by a little man” (President Harry S. Truman). Immediately after Roosevelt's death, the United States' physical economy began its net decline, and by 1967-68, plunged below break even.
Unfortunately, every country in the world has gone downhill hill in terms of basic economic infrastructure as well as scientific and technological progress. With the United States abandoning the post war vision of FDR, in favor of the colonial policies of the British Empire, the path towards physical economic decay was inevitable. Today we live amidst the economic rot caused by adopting British monetarist policies and its outgrowths such as free trade and globalization. There is no remedy from this British imperial evil, other than what has been proposed by Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr: a return to the policies of Franklin Roosevelt in principle, by means of a Four Powers collaboration among the United States, Russia, China, and India, for a Global Glass-Steagall banking standard, combined with a fixed-exchange-rate credit system among willing nations, to rebuild vital infrastructure and to adequately undertake the scientific and cultural challenges of mankind.
By John Hoefle. It is no secret that the U.S. economy has been hemorrhaging jobs since the collapse of the global financial system in July 2007, and there is no end in sight to that process. However, it is crucial that people realize that, even were all the people who have lost their jobs suddenly to be re-hired, it would not solve the fundamental problems facing the U.S. and world economies today. Returning to a point before the economy collapsed, is no solution.
By Marcia Merry Baker. This British imperial policy today is called globalization, and it proscribes the most basic rights of populations and their nation-states, specifically the right to exercise their sovereignty to provide secure supplies of food and other necessities to their populations, and their posterity. Now, as in the British Empire's exercise of power in the 18th and 19th centuries, nations are forced to submit to "free trade" demands, which eliminate protection and subject their fate to the "marketplace."
By Helga Zepp-LaRouche. What's happening now was totally foreseeable: There is an explosion of disastrous hunger and food riots in 33 (!) nations in Africa, Asia, and Ibero-America. Without doubt, the world is standing at the brink of a hunger-tsunami, which is the direct result of the attempt by the central banks to postpone the collapse of the hopelessly bankrupt world financial system, with injections of more and more liquidity, as well as that of speculators who have thrown themselves into the food sector, for the inhuman destruction of food in order to produce biofuels.
LaRouche: See the A/H1N1 Pandemic in the Context of the Dynamic of the Condition of the Planet as a Whole
For decades, there has been no compensation for the depletion of resources. This new disease, and other diseases are the reflection of that. They are the result of the deterioration of technological progress.