Articles by: Nancy Spannaus

Adam Levinson of statutesandstories.com

Spannaus Podcast on Hamilton Now Available

By Nancy Spannaus Oct. 17, 2020—The October 5th interview which I did with American history blogger Adam Levinson is now available on podcast. It is entitled Nancy Spannaus on Hamilton. You can access the discussion at https://wsqfradio.com/statutes-stories/. Levinson runs the blog https://statutesandstories.com, which uses analysis of the law to illuminate […]

by October 17, 2020 Founders, News Shorts
FDR signing Glass-Steagall in June 1933.

A Timely Argument for Glass-Steagall

By Nancy Spannaus* Oct. 14, 2020—The Oct. 2 release of Arthur Wilmarth’s new book calling for a new Glass-Steagall law is timely, and critical.  Unfortunately, it is not clear that the relevant political figures are yet prepared to listen. Wilmarth’s book is entitled Taming the Megabanks: Why We Need a […]

by October 14, 2020 Glass-Steagall, News
Kudos for Hamilton’s Report on Manufactures

Kudos for Hamilton’s Report on Manufactures

A Review of Christian Parenti’s Radical Hamilton By Nancy Spannaus Oct. 10, 2020–“Hamilton’s Report on Manufactures is the Rosetta Stone of his economic thinking,” I asserted in my 2019 book Hamilton Versus Wall Street, and called for a debate on resurrecting his policies. My evaluation of Hamilton’s report and its […]

by October 10, 2020 Alexander Hamilton, Review
1619 Project Makes a Concession

1619 Project Makes a Concession

By Nancy Spannaus Sept. 21, 2020—The New York Times’ 1619 Project has been forced to make a significant concession in its egregious assertion that slavery was the foundation stone for the rise of the American republic. For a change, it appears that pressure from historians has had an effect. The […]

by September 21, 2020 News Shorts, Slavery
The author in the Treasury Cash Room in spring 2018, Only a photo op.

Spannaus to Address Treasury Group on Hamilton

September 19, 2020–I am pleased to announce that on September 23, I will challenge the myths about Alexander Hamilton in a  lecture sponsored by the Treasury Historical Association (THA). My talk, addressed to the Treasury group via internet platform, will be based on my 2019 book Hamilton Versus Wall Street: […]

by September 19, 2020 Alexander Hamilton, News
Bound copies of Carey's American Museum

The Indispensable Role of Mathew Carey

By Nancy Spannaus Sept. 14, 2020—As I am preparing for a class series on my book Hamilton Versus Wall Street, as well as a presentation at the Treasury Historical Association on Sept. 23, I have been struck once again with the importance of Mathew Carey in carrying forward the Hamiltonian […]

by September 14, 2020 Commentary, History
A group of workers in Southern California.

How to Celebrate Labor Today

By Nancy Spannaus Sept. 6, 2020—In many respects there is little to celebrate on this Labor Day 2020. Tens of millions of American workers are unemployed; millions more have dropped out of the labor force; organized labor’s role is in steep decline; manufacturing employment has dropped to dangerously low levels; […]

by September 6, 2020 Commentary, Infrastructure
Coalition Mobilizes Dems for Infrastructure Bank

Coalition Mobilizes Dems for Infrastructure Bank

By Nancy Spannaus Aug. 20, 2020—Democrats looking for a comprehensive solution to the economic crisis that is threatening the very integrity of the United States as a nation, had a place to turn during the virtual Democratic National Convention this week. In a webinar featuring local union leaders, state representatives, […]

by August 20, 2020 Infrastructure Bank, News
New Videos Show the Way Out of Crisis

New Videos Show the Way Out of Crisis

By Nancy Spannaus Aug. 2, 2020—With dramatic footage from the administrations of Franklin Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, a new video by the Coalition for a National Infrastructure Bank presents a crucial component of the way out of the U.S. economic crisis. Their argument is this: If the Congress passes […]

by August 3, 2020 Infrastructure, News Shorts
Dr. Robert Atkinson during his July 28 webinar (screenshot)

Can U.S. Manufacturing Be Revived?

A Report on an Asia Times Webinar with Dr. Robert Atkinson By Nancy Spannaus July 30, 2020—The debate on whether American manufacturing can be revived was taken up July 28 in a webinar sponsored by Asia Times, a major pan-Asia digital news platform. Featured speaker Rob Atkinson addressed the topic […]

by July 30, 2020 Manufacturing, News