Articles by: Nancy Spannaus

The American System and the Haitian Republic

The American System and the Haitian Republic

The Surprising Connections between our Nations By Nancy Spannaus July 27, 2020—A highly fitting tribute to Alexander Hamilton was presented by Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society president Nicole Scholet during this year’s annual celebrations around his death anniversary. It came in the form of a rebroadcast of Scholet’s talk on “Alexander […]

by July 27, 2020 News, Slavery, Uncategorized
The author at a book signing.

Hamilton Versus Wall Street Event July 16

July 14, 2020—Author Nancy Spannaus will be speaking on her book Hamilton Versus Wall Street: The Core Principles of the American System of Economics this Thursday, July 16.  The virtual event will occur on the GotToMeeting portal sponsored by the Senior Center of Leesburg, Virginia, and is open to the […]

by July 15, 2020 News Shorts
Hamilton grave site at Trinity Church, in the Wall Street area of Manhattan.

Honoring Alexander Hamilton

  On the occasion of the anniversary of his murder, July 11, 1804 By Nancy Spannaus July 11, 2020—The traditional ceremonies in New York City honoring Alexander Hamilton on the date of his murder by Aaron Burr on July 11, 1804 have necessarily been cancelled this year. We must honor […]

by July 11, 2020 Commentary, News
Why We Declared the Right to Happiness

Why We Declared the Right to Happiness

by Nancy Spannaus July  3, 2020—On the occasion of this Fourth of July, which is bound to be fraught with virulent attacks on the Declaration of Independence, I was tempted to simply repeat Abraham Lincoln’s stirring refutation (which I featured last year). But there was a deeper philosophical point to […]

by July 3, 2020 Commentary, History
Bridges like this one over the Potomac River show why we need a National Infrastructure Bank.

Support Grows for New Infrastructure Bank Bill

By Nancy Spannaus June 23, 2020—H.R. 6422, the new National Infrastructure Bank bill filed March 31 by Illinois representative Danny Davis, is picking up significant support. Spearheading the effort are representatives of organized labor, who have garnered endorsements in Ohio, New York, and Virginia. A resolution (H.R. 348) calling on […]

by June 23, 2020 Infrastructure Bank, News Shorts
Depiction of Jackson inauguration (Wikipedia Commons)

The Pathway to “A More Perfect Union”

The Growth and Collapse of One American Nation, The Early Republic 1790-1861 By Donald J. Fraser Fraser & Associates, Roseville, California, 2020, 605 pp.   A Book Review by Nancy Spannaus June 21, 2020—In examining the question of what defines an American identity, author Donald Fraser has chosen one of […]

by June 21, 2020 History, Review
FDR and the American System

FDR and the American System

By Nancy Spannaus June 16, 2020—Over 100 days in 1933, newly inaugurated Franklin Delano Roosevelt took a giant step toward the revival of the American System of Economics. The core of that system, as reflected in the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, is the Federal government’s responsibility for energetically promoting […]

by June 16, 2020 Commentary
The new Tappan Zee Bridge across the Hudson River.

Finally, a Hamiltonian Infrastructure Bank Bill

By Nancy Spannaus June 14, 2020—On March 31, Representative Danny Davis (D-Ill) introduced a new bill calling for the creation of a National Infrastructure Bank. H.R. 6422 is cosponsored by Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass); it has been referred to a several Congressional Committees for deliberation. The bill’s magnitude and import […]

by June 14, 2020 Infrastructure Bank, News
Bobby Kennedy on his poverty tour in 1968

“A Time of Sorrow and Shame”

By Nancy Spannaus June 4, 2020—Tomorrow will be the anniversary of the June 5, 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, the third in a series of murders which decapitated the most promising political leadership of the United States. One by one, they fell: President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, […]

by June 4, 2020 Commentary, History
The Ohio State Capitol Building.

Ohio Legislators Urge National Infrastructure Bank

May 28, 2020—Several members of the Ohio State House of Representatives have joined the national movement in support of the establishment of a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB). In doing so, they join members of 17 other state legislatures, many city and county councils, the National Congress of Black Women, the […]