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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 when we launch a National Infrastructure Bank. (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
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