Articles by: americansystemnow

An elderly coronavirus victim, who recovered.

COVID-19: Your Money, or Your Life?

by Angela Vullo March 27, 2020–Those of us who are baby boomers, might remember the famous sketch by Jack Benny from the 1960s. A mugger stops the comedian in the street and says, “Your money or your life”.  After several seconds, when Benny does not respond, the mugger says, “Well?”  […]

by March 27, 2020 healthcare, News
FDR on the radio

How FDR Conquered Polio–Twice!

By Pamela Lowry (March 26, 2020–This article was written in 2005. It is republished with the permission of Colin Lowry, with an eye to the much more severe medical crisis our nation and the world are suffering today. While polio is little known in the United States today, the crippling […]

by March 27, 2020 healthcare, History
Testing outside a hospital in Padua, a city outside Venice, Italy.

Facing the Virus: Italian and U.S. Healthcare Compared

(The following article is reprinted from Consortium News. It was published on March 23. Previous articles on this subject can be found on this site, including an interview with Andrew Spannaus done early in the month.) By Andrew Spannaus During the March 15 Democratic presidential debate between Joe Biden and Bernie […]

by March 26, 2020 Commentary, healthcare
An image of the coronavirus published by the Philadelphia government.

Urgent Lessons of the WWII Mobilization

By Stuart Rosenblatt   March 23, 2020–As the horrible reality of the coronavirus contagion begins to sink in, there is now much talk about a “World War II Mobilization” or a “New Marshall Plan” to attack the crisis.  This is now all to the good, albeit a bit tardy to the […]

by March 23, 2020 Commentary, History
An artist's depiction of the triumph of death during the Black Death

Quarantine the Wall Street Banks, and the People!

Urgent Steps to Halt and Reverse the Onset of a New Dark Age By Angela Vullo March 13, 2020–Probably not since the onset of the 14th Century Dark Age has civilization been hit with the simultaneous spread of a killer disease along with the collapse of the global financial system.  In […]

by March 14, 2020 Commentary, News
The NACo Conference

National Association of Counties Backs Infrastructure Bank

March 3, 2020—The Legislative Conference of the National Association of Counties (NACo) has gone on record in support of establishing a National Infrastructure Bank. NACo represents the more than 3000 counties in the United States. Its legislative conference was held in Washington, D.C. from Feb. 29 to March 4. On […]

Locust plague 2020

End Locust Plagues: Transform the Desert

( Proponents of the American System of Economics, from Alexander Hamilton through FDR, insisted upon investing in constantly improving technologies in order to improve productivity and conditions of life for the population. Indeed, FDR himself called for “greening the deserts” of Africa in the wake of the Second World War, […]

by February 20, 2020 Commentary, News
A depiction of the Stamp Act Congress

Stamp Act Resistance Spurs Anti-Slavery Fight

Part 2 of The American Revolutionaries’ International War Against Slavery: 1765-1767 (For Part 1, click here ) By Colin Lowry In early January of 1765, Prime Minister George Grenville was determined to whip the American colonies into complete dependence on Britain, and he devised the Stamp Act in an effort to […]

by February 6, 2020 History, Slavery
Crude suicide rates in the United States

Congress Fiddles While Deaths of Despair Mount

New Fatalities Loom as Global Epidemic Spreads “And now was acknowledged the presence of the Red Death. He had come like a thief in the night. And one by one dropped the revellers in the blood-bedewed halls of their revel, and died each in the despairing posture of his fall. […]

by February 2, 2020 Infrastructure, News
A naval battle in the War of 1812.

Economic Nationalism and the War of 1812

(The following article was published on January 29, 2020 on TransAtlantico, an Italian news and analysis online service on economics and geopolitical issues. It is reprinted with permission by the author.) Economic Nationalism and the War of 1812 by Andrew Spannaus* Essay originally published in War Hawks. Gli Stati Uniti e […]

by January 30, 2020 History, Manufacturing