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Keynes and Hitler

Narindar Singh In examining Keynes, it would be impossible to overemphasise the significance of the 'totalitarian connection'. Indeed, Hitler had already found how to cure unemployment before Keynes had finished explaining why it occurred. It was a joke in Germany that Hitler was planning to give employment in straightening the Crooked Lake, painting the Black Forest white and putting down linoleum in the Polish Corridor. With the passage of time, the economic, political and cultural fallout of the Keynes-Hitler sodality has tended only to become more sinister, not less.

The GATTysburg Address

was not being negotiated in the FTA, it was eventually included, and is the longest chapter. Tariffs on imports of wheat were removed, allowing for cheaper, lower quality wheat from the US to enter the Canadian market, driving small producers out of business. Standards for pesticides were to be 'harmonised', which meant the watering-down of Canada's higher health standards for agricultural produce. With the FTA having resulted in Canadian farmers. facing rock-bottom prices for wheat and fruits, there is also concern that the NAFTA will drive Canada's fruit and vegetable farmers out of business, due to Mexico's climatic and wage advantage over Canada. Canada's harsh climate results in a shorter growing season for grains, fruits and vegetables. Orchard believes that Canada's self-sufficiency in food is threatened by these agreements.

Samuelson and Hitler

In 1936, Hermann Goering, the Reich Marshal with a large girth, said in a radio broadcast: "Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat". Twelve years later, Samuelson lifted this duality out of the realm of the Nazi metaphysic and inducted it into the realm of the liberal metaphysic. That he could do it so easily and without any fear of the transplant being in any way 'rejected

Of Missiles and Warheads

Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, or rather the power structures they preside over, have taken us all for a ride. This becomes obvious the moment one tries to answer the following question: Does the INF Treaty in any way 'promise to make the world a safer place to live in? Unfortunately one cannot but say 'No' to this query THE INF Treaty which the superpowers have just concluded is being sold by the media as the first authentic and therefore a truly historic step towards nuclear disarmament. For while on earlier occasions the two sides used only to seek to regulate the growth of their weapons systems, this time they have decided actually to begin to dismantle them.

Robert Solow s Growth Hickonomics

is in the right hands he would both be right and wrong. Right, because it would make a fundamental departure from the cultist basis of the movement; though, given the general level of consciousness among the population, even Kesan cannot be sure of no one emerging as another 'Mahatma' (Birsa), 'Marang Gomake' (Jaipal Singh) or Guruji (Siboo Sorcn). And wrong, because of so many things When he talks of intellectual support he certainly puts the mass movement in the mainstream. Yet, so far, the current phase of the movement has not involved the masses. Very significant it is indeed that the issues that directly confront the tribal peasants

Education and Survival

Education and Survival ACCORDING to J Robert Oppenheimer, a professor of zoology at the University of Munich used always to ask only such questions as pertained to worms. Only naturally, therefore, his students also would not try to learn anything which did not pertain to worms. But on one particular occasion, the professor changed his mind and, as a student's turn came for an oral examination, said, Tell me all that you know about an elephant

Hawking the Unhawkable

Hawking the Unhawkable Narindar Singh Nuclear Proliferation and International Security edited by K Subrahmanyam; Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses,New Delhi, 1985; pp 310, Rs 150.

Superpowers in Collusion

Introduction ALBERT EINSTEIN'S secretary during the last twenty-seven years of his life, Helen Dukas, and his close collaborator, Banesh Hoffman, had, not very long ago, a delightful little Einstein tale to tell. According to them, a prominent American publisher, whom they chose not to identify, had just broken ground for a new library wing for his country home and wanted to place in the cornerstone an airtight metal box containing items that would be of considerable archaeological interest to the coming generations. Thus, one of the items intended to be interred in this Time Capsule was to be an issue of The New York Times printed especially for this purpose on long-lasting rag paper The publisher wanted Einstein also to contribute a message for posterity and to this end sent him a sheet of this very special paper which he said was expected to last for a thousand years.

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