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Dance of Death

Deindustrialization is Killing America

By Nancy Spannaus Nov. 30, 2019—On November 26, the American Medical Association issued a dramatic new wake-up call to Americans about the rising death rates which have made the United States the only industrialized country in the world with a declining life expectancy. The AMA’s “Special Communication” was an article […]

by November 30, 2019 Manufacturing, News
High-tech manufacturing in action. (DOD report)

Saving American Manufacturing the Hamilton Way

By Nancy Spannaus Nov. 21, 2019–“We Must Save America’s Manufacturing Sector, Prosperity in the post-industrial service economy is a myth,” read the headline of an article in Industry Week yesterday. The article presents a solid argument about the disastrous results for empires which have relied on their financial power, rather […]

by November 21, 2019 Manufacturing, News
An Amtrak derailment in DeFazio's Northwest on Dec. 18,  2017.

Will Democrats Put Infrastructure on the Agenda?

By Nancy Spannaus Nov. 19, 2019—Are some Democrats actually ready to put the vital issue of infrastructure on Congress’s agenda again?  Such a welcome change might be in the offing, thanks to the initiative of Oregon Democrat and Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Peter DeFazio. Rep. DeFazio […]

by November 19, 2019 Infrastructure, News
Part of Bethleshem Steel, once a premier American producer, now demolished for a gambling casino. (Wikicommons)

An American System Economic Scorecard

By Nancy Spannaus Nov. 8, 2019—The coincidence of recent extravagant claims about the sterling performance of the American economy (highest stock market ever, lowest unemployment rates, etc.) and the persistent decline of key demographic indicators (increased mortality rate, increasing rates of suicide and other deaths of despair), should provoke some […]

by November 8, 2019 History, News
The Wall Street bull

Wall Street Speculators Out of Control!

Hamilton Denounced  “Unprincipled Gamblers” By Nancy Spannaus Oct. 31, 2019—The Oct. 28 column in Wall Street on Parade revealed new evidence of the way in which Wall Street speculation, especially by JPMorgan Chase, is threatening the U.S. financial and economic system. I quote: But here’s the shocking news. According to […]

by October 31, 2019 Commentary, News
An image of slavery in Kentucky. Under Hamilton's system, this oppression would end.

Hamilton’s Economics Aimed to End Slavery

By Nancy Spannaus October 23, 2019—Growing publicity for the off-Broadway play “The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda,” which seeks to rebut the presentation of Alexander Hamilton as an abolitionist, has inspired me to write my own rebuttal. I assert that Alexander Hamilton’s economics aimed to end slavery, from the very beginning, […]

by October 23, 2019 Commentary, News
A Readjuster flyer in 1882.

New History Bulletin Introduces the “Readjusters”

History Does Not Come in Black and White By Nancy Spannaus Oct. 11, 2019—The first issue of the revived Bulletin of Loudoun County History is a “must-read” for those seriously committed to achieving racial harmony in the United States. Three of the articles in the yearly journal focus on the […]

by October 17, 2019 History, News
FDR signing Glass-Steagall in June 1933.

The New Urgency for Glass-Steagall

By Nancy Spannaus Oct. 13, 2019—If one is to take the actions of the Federal Reserve since Sept. 17 into account, the United States banking system (and perhaps the global one) has already entered into a new systemic crisis. The Fed is issuing tens of billions of dollars a day […]

by October 13, 2019 Glass-Steagall, News
The Fuyao company, subject of "American Factory"

“American Factory:” Where’s American Capital?

By Nancy Spannaus Oct. 8, 2019—What happens when a Chinese company takes over an abandoned American factory in the Midwest? That’s the subject of the Netflix film American Factory, which was shown yesterday at the headquarters of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), AAM President Scott Paul noted that the […]

by October 8, 2019 Commentary, News
Professor Joanne Freeman, author of Fields of Blood

Putting Today’s Partisanship in Perspective

A Report on Joanne Freeman’s Talk on Her Book Fields of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War By Nancy Spannaus October 4, 2019—When she began researching her book Fields of Blood 17 years ago, Yale professor Joanne Freeman did not have a crystal ball to predict […]

by October 4, 2019 History, News