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May 2019 - Page 2 of 2 - American System Now

Archive for May, 2019

Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, in 1869 at Promontory Point, Utah.

A Railroad to Bind the Nation

Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad on May 10. By Nancy Spannaus May 11, 2019—When President Lincoln, in his Second Inaugural Address, spoke of the need to “bind up the nation’s wounds,” he was not specifically referring to his signature construction project, the Transcontinental Railroad.  But in all […]

by May 11, 2019 Commentary, Infrastructure
Andrew Spannaus at an event in September 2018.

New Book Exposes EU’s Original Sins

By Nancy Spannaus May 8, 2019—I am pleased to report the publication of a new book by my son Andrew Spannaus, entitled “Original Sins: Globalization, Populism, and the Six Contradictions Facing the European Union.” This is Andrew’s first book in English, and it was written to address the crucial issues […]

by May 8, 2019 News
Forczek addresses the Jersey City Muncipal Council in May 2019.

NJ Magazine Features Call for Infrastructure Bank

By Nancy Spannaus May 6, 2019—NJ Municipalities, the magazine of the New Jersey League of Municipalities, has recently published a call for a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB) under the headline: “National Infrastructure Bank: A Hamiltonian Solution to the National Infrastructure Crisis.” It was written by retired transportation executive Stanley Forczek, who […]

by May 6, 2019 Infrastructure Bank, News
Hamilton statue outside the U.S. Treasury building

Hamiltonian Banking: Key to Infrastructure Funding

By Nancy Spannaus May 2, 2019—If Congress and the President are serious about funding a long overdue national infrastructure program, Hamiltonian banking must be the subject of their discussions over the coming weeks. A model proposal for a Hamiltonian National Infrastructure Bank has been proposed by this blog for nearly […]