Articles by: americansystemnow

Organizing for a National Infrastructure Bank is going on nationwide. Here, Angela Vullo in Washington, D.C. during Infrastructure Week.

Alexandria Democrats Support Infrastructure Bank

May 20, 2019—The following resolution was passed unanimously on May 6 by the Alexandria, Virginia Democratic Committee. Similar resolutions are being debated, and passed, in Democratic committees, city councils, and state legislatures nationwide. The full text follows: Whereas, the United States faces a widely acknowledged infrastructure crisis, estimated to be […]

by May 20, 2019 News Shorts
John Trumbull's painting of the signing of the Declaration of Independence

An Unhealthy Economy Makes Unhappy Americans

By Angela Vullo April 17, 2019–The U.S. Declaration of Independence states that Americans are committed to achieving “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”  Somewhere along the line that commitment has been lost. As the horrific increase in deaths of despair dramatizes, a large segment of Americans today are, frankly, […]

by April 17, 2019 Commentary
Vogtle nuclear plant 3 is currently going ahead in Georgia. But what about the current plants?

A Critical Battle to Save Nuclear Power

April 11, 2019—The state of Pennsylvania is currently the front line in a critical battle to save the nuclear power industry in the United States. In the face of the potential shutdown of plants at Three Mile Island and Beaver Creek, some legislators are fighting to save them by adding […]

by April 12, 2019 News Shorts
Rep. Marcy Kaptur introducing her Glass-Steagall bill in the last Congress.

Kaptur Re-introduces Glass-Steagall Bill

April 10, 2019—The following press release was issued by Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) yesterday. It puts back on the Congressional agenda one of the urgent actions required to curb Wall Street speculation, and put the United States back on the path of the American System. The Bill number is HR […]

by April 10, 2019 Glass-Steagall, News
Illinois infrastructure needs as determined by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Illinois Assembly Passes Infrastructure Bank Resolution

April 8, 2019—On April 2, the General Assembly of the state of Illinois passed HR0014, a resolution memorializing Congress to establish a New National Infrastructure Bank. The resolution was introduced by Rep. Mary Flowers (D-31) in late December.  It passed the Financial Institutions Committee on March 19. The resolution now […]

Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) addresses Congress.

A Response to Rep. DeFazio on Infrastructure Banks

By Alphecca Muttardy, macro-economist March 31, 2019–In his written and spoken testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee on March 6, Rep. Peter DeFazio, Chairman of the House Transportation Committee, correctly described what would happen to our economy if our nation’s critical infrastructure needs are not addressed. Citing the […]

New Alabama Resolution for Glass-Steagall, National Banking

New Alabama Resolution for Glass-Steagall, National Banking

April 5, 2019—Rep. Thomas Jackson has introduced House Joint Resolution 60 to the Alabama House of Representatives, in pursuit of “urging Congress to support efforts to reinstate the separation of commercial and investment banking functions and to return to national banking policies.” The Resolution was sent to the Alabama State […]

by April 5, 2019 News Shorts
Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, D.C. (wikimedia commons)

The Federal Reserve Is Not `America’s Bank’

How the Fed was foisted on the U.S. by Europe’s Central Bankers      America’s Bank,  The Epic Struggle To Create the Federal Reserve Roger Lowenstein, Penguin Books,  New York, NY. 2015. A review by Stuart Rosenblatt April 5, 2019 Despite the fact that America’s Bank, the story of the founding of […]

by April 5, 2019 History, Review
An engine from the B&) Railroad, launched during the John Quincy Adams Administration.

Hamiltonian Economics Could Have Prevented the Civil War

Part 2 of a series By Nancy Spannaus March 25, 2019—The most compelling historical argument for the need to restore the Hamiltonian American System is the fact that Hamilton’s economic system could have prevented the U.S. Civil War. I develop this argument in Chapter 10 of my book Hamilton Versus […]

by March 25, 2019 Commentary, History
The Millstone nuclear plant in Connecticut.

Saving Today’s Nuclear Fleet Is Not Enough

March 21, 2019—It’s good news that the state of Connecticut has reached a deal to keep its Millstone nuclear plant open. That plant, owned by Dominion Energy, supplies half of Connecticut’s electricity, and 19% of the electric power for New England as a whole. Similar actions to maintain economically-stressed nuclear […]

by March 21, 2019 News Shorts