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Screen shot from video of September 26, 2017 webinar on Glass-Steagall

Video of Glass-Steagall Webinar Now Available

Nov. 1, 2017—All those interested in re-instating the American System of economics, which today requires the immediate reinstatement of Glass-Steagall banking separation, will want to view the just-released video of the highly informative webinar held on Glass-Steagall on September 26. The nearly hour-long event can be viewed here. The webinar […]

by November 1, 2017 Glass-Steagall, News
Review: This Attack on Alexander Hamilton is an Attack on the United States Itself

Review: This Attack on Alexander Hamilton is an Attack on the United States Itself

How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America Brion McClanahan Regnery History, 2017, 205 pp. By Nancy Spannaus Oct. 26—The radical free-marketeers of the Austrian School of Economics are very unhappy. The dismal results of their dominance of world economic thought since the end of World War II have finally resulted in […]

by October 26, 2017 Commentary, Review
“Visigoths at the Gates”: Congressional Hearing Expose Magnitude of Opioid Crisis

“Visigoths at the Gates”: Congressional Hearing Expose Magnitude of Opioid Crisis

By Angela Vullo Oct. 20, 2107-On Wednesday October 11, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, held a marathon hearing at the Rayburn Building on the nation’s opioid crisis. The hearing was open to members of the committee and others to present 3 minute testimonies on […]

by October 20, 2017 News
The American System Approach to Tax Reform: JFK Had It Right

The American System Approach to Tax Reform: JFK Had It Right

By Nancy Spannaus Oct. 19, 2017—The battle is on over the Republican tax plan, and there’s no felicitous end in sight. The Republicans are right that economic growth has to be stimulated—but their plan won’t direct money into crucial sectors of the economy. The Democrats are right that the nation […]

by October 19, 2017 Commentary, News
Alexander Hamilton

A Crucial Issue Behind the Infrastructure Debate: The Confederate Constitution, or Alexander Hamilton’s?

By Nancy Spannaus Oct. 10—Time’s a’wastin’ for Congress and the Administration to get serious about putting together a plan for a massive infrastructure construction program for the United States, a program which the devastating effects of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and out-of-control wildfires in the Western United States, have […]

by October 10, 2017 Commentary
The Ruins of Detroit, photographed by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre

As Report on “Despair in Rural America” documents: Opioids Can’t Kill the Pain of 40 Years of Post-Industrial Economy

By Angela Vullo Oct. 6–According to two Ohio State University experts, “despair caused by the lack of jobs and hope is the greatest single factor in the growing opioid addiction crisis in rural Ohio.” Mark Partridge, SWANK Chair in Rural/Urban Policy and Mike Betz, Assistant Professor in the Department of […]

by October 6, 2017 News
The American “Special Century” of Economic Progress, Part IV

The American “Special Century” of Economic Progress, Part IV

By Stu Rosenblatt Editor’s Note: This is part four of a four-part review of Robert Gordon’s The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living Since the Civil War, an extremely useful book on the nation’s physical economy. Click here for Part I, here for Part II,  […]

by October 6, 2017 Commentary
President Trump dumps “public-private partnership” model

President Trump dumps “public-private partnership” model

  Oct. 4–On September 26, President Donald Trump told a bipartisan group of lawmakers that he was convinced that PPPs—public-private partnerships—were not the way to go in rebuilding the nation’s collapsed infrastructure. The devastation of the recent hurricanes has put the issue of infrastructure at the center of national concern. […]

by October 4, 2017 Infrastructure, News
The American “Special Century” of Economic Progress, Part III

The American “Special Century” of Economic Progress, Part III

By Stu Rosenblatt This is part three of a four-part review of Robert Gordon’s The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living Since the Civil War, an extremely useful book on the nation’s physical economy. Click here for Part I, and here for Part II. 1930-1950: […]

by September 29, 2017 Commentary
Webinar Launches Renewed Mobilization for Glass-Steagall

Webinar Launches Renewed Mobilization for Glass-Steagall

  by Nancy Spannaus Sept. 27, 2017—In an approximately 50 minute webinar, held at AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C. Sept. 26, representatives of several citizen and labor groups launched a renewed mobilization for reinstituting Glass-Steagall banking separation. The webinar was jointly sponsored by Public Citizen, Americans for Financial Reform, and […]

by September 27, 2017 Glass-Steagall, News