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The Corliss steam engine featured at the 1876 American Centennial, a showcare of American System progress.

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by March 10, 2020 About
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
A funeral for a teen who committed suicide.

Death of a Generation?

By Angela Vullo “He never made a lot of money. His name was never in the paper. He’s not the finest character that ever lived.  But he’s a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid. He’s not to be allowed to fall […]

by September 18, 2020 Commentary, Infrastructure Bank
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
FDR joins youth at a CCC camp.

FDR’s 1936 Acceptance Speech

Sept. 2, 2020—My reaction to watching most of the Democratic and Republican conventions can be summed up in one phrase: Wall Street is the winner. Neither party has taken on the reality of the economic and social collapse which the predatory Wall Street financial system has wrought, nor has it […]

by September 2, 2020 Commentary, History
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
The ceremony launching the assembling of the fusion reactor in France on July 29, 2020.

International Fusion Project Makes Progress

Aug. 7, 2020–Pursuing continuous technological breakthroughs, applying the science that will allow mankind to progress both economically and socially, has always been a key element of the American System of Economics, beginning with founder Alexander Hamilton. For that reason, I want to update my readers on the advances being made […]

by August 7, 2020 News, Nuclear Power
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
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