Articles by: Nancy Spannaus

Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan

Fixing Responsibility for the 2008 Collapse

A review by Nancy Spannaus Market Rules: Bankers, Presidents, and the Origins of the Great Recession Mark H. Rose University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA., 2019, 258 pp. April 17, 2019—Call me a populist if you will, but I cannot discuss the financial blowout of 2008 without holding responsible those […]

by April 17, 2019 Commentary, Review
Stephen Knott, i the gentleman with the beard, speaking in Washington, D.C. in 2018.

Debunking Myths About Alexander Hamilton

By Nancy Spannaus April 15, 2019—When I conceived of the polemic which shapes my book Hamilton Versus Wall Street, I knew I would be debunking the myth that Alexander Hamilton was a tool of the financial class. After reading the 2002 book Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth by […]

by April 15, 2019 Commentary, History
Lovettsville Book Signing April 7.

My First Hamilton Book Signing a Success

By Nancy Spannaus April 7, 2019—This afternoon I had my first book-signing event, which was held at the historical museum in my home town of Lovettsville, Virginia (population 1600). I am pleased to report that it was a success. Ten people came, and I sold and signed 11 copies of […]

by April 7, 2019 News
Citibank's offices at Canary Wharf in London (dreamstime)

Mega-banks Report on Their Mega-Speculation

April 2, 2019–The end-of-year reporting by the Wall Street mega-banks on their exposure to risk should be setting off alarms on Capitol Hill and beyond. Of particular concern are the figures on speculation in derivatives contained in the annual reports which the banks (among other publicly traded companies) have to […]

by April 2, 2019 Glass-Steagall, News Shorts
The Politics Behind Today’s “Supermarket Banks”

The Politics Behind Today’s “Supermarket Banks”

By Nancy Spannaus March 30, 2019—The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, D.C. hosted a discussion of the rise of today’s “supermarket banks” on March 27. Kicking off the event was Professor Mark H. Rose, who has recently published the book Market Rules: Bankers, Presidents, and the Origins of the […]

by March 30, 2019 News
Hamilton statue in New York City's Central Park (Nancy Spannaus)

Nancy’s GoFundMe Reaches Halfway Mark

By Nancy Spannaus March 29, 2018—The news today is good: I’m taking Hamilton Versus Wall Street to the New York Book Expo at the end of May!  Thanks to the generosity of almost two dozen of you readers, my GoFundMe campaign has raised half of the $3500 required to pay […]

by March 29, 2019 News
The first Bank of the United States (Nancy Spannaus)

Nations Must Study Alexander Hamilton’s Principles of Political Economy

The following review of my book Hamilton Versus Wall Street appeared in the blog Africa and the World  on March 28, 2019. The blog is run by political-economic analyst for Africa Lawrence Freeman. The book is available through major online booksellers .–Nancy Spannaus   by Lawrence Freeman For those followers of […]

by March 28, 2019 News, Review
The industrial complex Alexander Hamilton began in Paterson, NJ in 1791.

No National Unity Without Hamilton’s Economics

Part 1 By Nancy Spannaus March 21, 2019—In Chapter 10 of my book Hamilton Versus Wall Street, I insist that the commitment to economic progress which Hamilton’s American System policies represent, is essential to hold the United States together as a nation. The relevance of this argument to curing the […]

by March 21, 2019 Commentary, History
The Portal Bridge, a key link on the Northeast rail corridor, and over 100 years old.

Trump Administration Sabotaging Vital Infrastructure

By Nancy Spannaus March 18, 2019—Recent announcements by the Trump Administration on critical infrastructure projects, amount to nothing less than sabotage. Without effective Congressional action to ensure Federal government funding of major capital investments in infrastructure like that now under threat, there is no hope for a sustainable economic recovery […]

by March 18, 2019 Commentary, News
Deadline Set for Nancy’s `Hamilton’ Fund

Deadline Set for Nancy’s `Hamilton’ Fund

March 18, 2019 Dear friends, We now have a deadline for my GoFundMe project to promote Hamilton Versus Wall Street at Book Expo in America in New York City.  I have determined that I need to have the bulk of the funds by the end of March, in order to secure […]

by March 18, 2019 News