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Ed Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania

Rendell Revives the Debate for a Capital Budget, as Trump Prepares to Release Infrastructure Plan

By John Ascher Dec. 9, 2017–According to a December 9, 2017 article in The Hill, President Trump will be soon releasing a 70-page memo detailing his long-awaited proposal for rebuilding America’s crumbling infrastructure.  The release of the report, according to the article, will come after the ‘success’ of passing tax […]

by December 9, 2017 Commentary, Infrastructure, News
The development and use of advanced machinery increases the productivity of labor.

Want Economic Growth? Study Hamilton’s Report on Manufactures

By Nancy Spannaus Dec. 5, 2017—Today is the anniversary of the submission of First Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton’s most conceptual report on the science of economics, his Report on the Subject of Manufactures. That report, submitted to Congress Dec. 5, 1791, provided an in-depth refutation of the “free market” ideas […]

by December 5, 2017 Commentary
American soldiers in Vietnam.

`Last-chance’ Contract on America: Drugs are Killing America’s Workforce, More Casualties than Vietnam

By Angela Vullo Dec. 1, 2017–On October 2, four professors from Ohio State University issued a landmark policy paper  connecting the ongoing loss of productive jobs to the wildly escalating drug epidemic. If the estimates prove accurate, 2017 will be the second year in  in a row that drug deaths […]

by December 1, 2017 News
This statue stands in Fairbanks, Alaska as a testimony to U.S.-Soviet collaboration in World War III. (Sputnik)

U.S.-Russian Collaboration: An American System Tradition

By Nancy Spannaus Nov. 30, 2017–Those attacking President Trump’s efforts to achieve cooperation with Russia are not only reckless liars, putting our country and the world in danger; they are abandoning the noblest traditions of United States statecraft. From our fight for independence, through to the assassination of President Kennedy, […]

by November 30, 2017 Commentary
Wolves of Wall Street Taking Over Trump Administration

Wolves of Wall Street Taking Over Trump Administration

Nov. 29, 2017—“Are there any rules for the banking industry that should be made stronger?”, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) pressed Federal Reserve Chairman nominee Jerome Powell, during his confirmation hearing at the Senate Banking Committee on Nov. 28. “There are no places that we’re lacking,” he said. He supported rewriting […]

by November 30, 2017 News
December 1, 1936: President Franklin Roosevelt Opens the Inter-American Conference for the Maintenance of Peace

December 1, 1936: President Franklin Roosevelt Opens the Inter-American Conference for the Maintenance of Peace

By Pamela Lowry   On December 1, 1936, Franklin Roosevelt gave the keynote address at the opening of a major pan-American conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The world situation was grim, with fascism already in power in Italy and Germany, and threatening to take over Spain, through the conflict known […]

by November 28, 2017 History
Electrical engineers at a construction site. They will be in high-demand in a serious reconstruction plan. (dreamstime)

Building and Funding an FDR-style Infrastructure Program

By Stuart Rosenblatt Nov. 18, 2017–The following report is a brief summary of potential transformative outputs of a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB), as outlined in a Draft Bill  for such a bank now circulating on Capitol Hill. This report compares the results projected from similar outlines of infrastructure projects produced […]

by November 18, 2017 Infrastructure
Trump OCC Official Campaigns Against Glass-Steagall: Community Bankers Protest

Trump OCC Official Campaigns Against Glass-Steagall: Community Bankers Protest

Nov. 13—While top Trump Administration officials such as National Economic Adviser Gary Cohn and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin have already made it clear that they oppose reintroduction of Glass-Steagall, last week an Administration spokesman went further. Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika took to the hustings to actively campaign […]

by November 13, 2017 Glass-Steagall, News
A Page from FDR’s Recovery Program: Nov. 8, 1933

A Page from FDR’s Recovery Program: Nov. 8, 1933

Nov. 8, 2017—Despite the significant measures which President Roosevelt had taken during his first six months in office, he was well aware that it was not enough to prevent horrible privation during the upcoming winter months. So, on Nov. 8, 1933 President Roosevelt signed the Executive Order establishing the Civil […]

by November 8, 2017 History
Dance of Death

New Study Proves: Ohio Opioid “Dance of Death” Is No Accident, Reflects Industrial Takedown

By Angela Vullo Nov. 5, 2017–On October 27, the C. William SWANK Program in Rural-Urban Policy released its findings on the drug epidemic ravaging Ohio and most states in a landmark study entitled “Taking Measure of Ohio’s Opioid Crisis.” The SWANK group consists of four Ohio State University Professors: Dr. […]

by November 5, 2017 News