Commentary

LBJ signs Medicare into law on July 30, 1965. (lbjlibrary)

The American System in Healthcare: The Path to Medicare

  By Nancy Spannaus July 20, 2017—The current stalemate on healthcare in the Congress provides a perfect opportunity to “get it right,” beginning with the approach represented in the legislation of “Medicare for all.” The United States is faced with a health care emergency, and action to deal with the […]

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How Financialization Destroyed the U.S. Economy

  Makers and Takers The Rise of Finance and the Fall of Business Rana Foroohar Crown Business, New York, NY, 2016, 329 pages A review by Stuart Rosenblatt     July 12, 2017–Rana Foroohar’s 2016 book Makers and Takers is an important addition to the growing number of exposés against […]

by July 15, 2017 Commentary
Alexander Hamilton’s Second Lasting Contribution to the Union

Alexander Hamilton’s Second Lasting Contribution to the Union

July 11, 2017—As we commemorate the remarkable life and contributions of Alexander Hamilton on this anniversary of his duel with Aaron Burr 213 years ago, we would do well to remember one of his lesser-celebrated, but crucial contributions–his role in defeating Burr as a possible president of the United States […]

by July 11, 2017 Commentary, History
Don’t Get Your History From Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton”!

Don’t Get Your History From Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton”!

Hamilton: The Revolution Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter Grand Central Publishing, 2016, 288 pages. By Nancy Spannaus It is quite possible, as great philosophers have pointed out, for a misguided or totally erroneous action to have positive consequences. So might be the case with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash Broadway hit “Hamilton.” […]

by June 25, 2017 Commentary