Infrastructure

Norris Dam, the first to be completed by the TVA

An American System Mindset for 2021

By Nancy Spannaus Jan. 1, 2021—The transition to a new year is a traditional time for in-depth reflection on the state of our nation and ourselves, and this year, it is more urgent than ever. A huge portion of our citizenry, faced with the horrors of the pandemic, unemployment, opioid […]

by January 1, 2021 0 comments Commentary, Infrastructure
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 0 comments Commentary, Infrastructure
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 0 comments 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 0 comments Infrastructure, News Shorts
Factory closures like these point to the real crisis behind the crisis.

Unmask Wall Street! Build Infrastructure!

By Angela Vullo July 9, 2020–Much has been hypothesized lately on the current crisis that faces our country.  With all the attention on COVID-19, the deeper underlying crisis has gotten buried.  It’s time to pull back the mask. Unmask Wall Street, and build infrastructure. What we will uncover is an […]

by July 9, 2020 1 comment Commentary, Infrastructure
The Watts Bar dam on the Tennessee River, built from 1939 to 1942, provided urgently needed electricity for the World War II effort. (TVA.org)

New Deal Credit Policies in Rural America

Increasing Productivity, Expanding Farm Output, Eliminating Poverty  By Stuart Rosenblatt July 5, 2020–As the nation confronts the expanding COVID-19 crisis and the collateral economic damage caused by the pandemic—the most severe economic crisis since the Great Depression—a consensus is emerging that any recovery effort include a commitment to employ millions […]

by July 5, 2020 1 comment History, Infrastructure
A comparison of the size of SMRs with a traditional nuclear power plant. (Idaho labs)

Rosy Prospects for Nuclear Power?

(May 28, 2020–Progress on reviving the nuclear power industry in the United States is a vital step on the way to actually creating a productive economy that can eliminate poverty and bring prosperity to both our country and the world. It is with that in mind that I wrote the […]

by May 28, 2020 1 comment News, Nuclear Power
Crude suicide rates in the United States

Congress Fiddles While Deaths of Despair Mount

New Fatalities Loom as Global Epidemic Spreads “And now was acknowledged the presence of the Red Death. He had come like a thief in the night. And one by one dropped the revellers in the blood-bedewed halls of their revel, and died each in the despairing posture of his fall. […]

by February 2, 2020 0 comments Infrastructure, News
One of thousands of abandoned houses in Detroit.

Housing Crisis Rears Its Ugly Head, Again

By Angela Vullo January 7, 2020–Amid the many economic problems flying in the face of the bogus claim that the U.S. economy is thriving, is the severe shortage of affordable housing for a huge portion of the U.S. population. This particular issue has recently drawn the attention of the Washington […]

by January 8, 2020 0 comments Infrastructure, News
Factory closures like these point to the real crisis behind the crisis.

Reviving Manufactures Essential to Saving Lives

By Nancy Spannaus Jan. 7, 2020—A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on Dec. 30, has once again highlighted the relationship between the depressed state of American manufacturing and the ongoing epidemic of opioid deaths. Under the title “Association Between Automotive Assembly Plant Closures […]

by January 7, 2020 0 comments Infrastructure, News