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Class 4: Economy as Dynamic: Leibniz and the Infinitesimal

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SPEAKERS: Rachel Brown and Phil Rubinstein

Kepler presented future scientists with a question, and Leibniz solved it with his development of the infinitesimal calculus, which made physical action a measurable process. This quality of approach, however, is missing from economic forecasts today, which measure the components of economic processes, while missing the principles that guide their development. LaRouche based his forecasting method on the scientific approach of Kepler, Leibniz, Gauss, and Riemann.

In “Reanimating an Actual Economy,” LaRouche wrote: “However, the crucially underlying objective of these studies, is to discover the principal factors which are determining, or might determine either net growth, decline, or stagnation in the rate of the performance of the economic-phase space considered, or a national or larger economy as a whole.”

Reading assignment: Leibniz’s Monadology