Introduction based on the original scientific discovery made by Lyndon LaRouche during 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) that later became the American System of Economics of Alexander Hamilton, from his more advanced scientific basis. This class will be given by Will Wertz.
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.
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 π 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.
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 recent U.S. 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.
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. Instead of science, the existentialism of Nietzsche and Heidegger became rampant on the universities. 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.
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 creative 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 marketplace. 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.
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 by taking into account the required birth rate, and increase the number of scientists and specialists in research and development to 5%. In short, we must increase the species of singularities in an anti-entropic self-development of the productive process. This class will be given by Will Wertz.
Since 1969 the maintenance of U.S. infrastructure has been below break-even. 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.