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A painting of Washington and Hamilton at the National Heritage Museum, Lexington, Mass.

Hamilton’s Military Record Presented in Philadelphia

By Nancy Spannaus May 25, 2019—Rand Scholet, founder of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness (AHA) Society, gave an insightful presentation on Hamilton’s 25-year military career at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia yesterday. More chairs had to be brought it to accommodate the crowd, which grew to more than […]

by May 25, 2019 History, News
Joel Achenbach (right) with host Walter Washington (left)

Presenting George Washington’s “Grand Idea”

By Nancy Spannaus May 20, 2019–George Washington’s “Grand Idea” of uniting the country through developing the Potomac River as the gateway to the West, was the subject of a lively book talk last night. Author Joel Achenbach spoke to a group of approximately 30 people about his book The Grand […]

by May 20, 2019 History, News
Time for a TVA on the Missouri

Time for a TVA on the Missouri

On the occasion of the anniversary of the TVA By Nancy Spannaus May 18, 2019—As we celebrate the 86th birthday of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), while in the midst of devastating floods in the Midwest, it is time to turn our minds to building a TVA on the Missouri.  […]

by May 18, 2019 Commentary, Infrastructure
Charleston harbor, one of the few projects funded to completion in the 2020 budget.

A Baby Step on Infrastructure Funding

By Nancy Spannaus May 15, 2019—On May 8, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, under Chairman Peter DeFazio, took a baby step toward increasing Federal spending on vital national infrastructure. It passed out of Committee HR 2440, a bill which would allow the Army Corps of Engineers to utilize the […]

by May 15, 2019 Infrastructure Bank, News
Electrical engineers at a construction site. They will be in high-demand when we launch a National Infrastructure Bank. (dreamstime)

Where’s the Money? In a National Infrastructure Bank!

By Nancy Spannaus May 13, 20190—Where can we get the money for the trillions of dollars of infrastructure spending the United States needs?  The answer is: in a Hamiltonian National Infrastructure Bank. A coalition of hundreds of organizations assembled in #BuildforTomorrow kicked off the seventh National Infrastructure Week today. Dozens […]

by May 13, 2019 Infrastructure Bank, News
Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, in 1869 at Promontory Point, Utah.

A Railroad to Bind the Nation

Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad on May 10. By Nancy Spannaus May 11, 2019—When President Lincoln, in his Second Inaugural Address, spoke of the need to “bind up the nation’s wounds,” he was not specifically referring to his signature construction project, the Transcontinental Railroad.  But in all […]

by May 11, 2019 Commentary, Infrastructure
Andrew Spannaus at an event in September 2018.

New Book Exposes EU’s Original Sins

By Nancy Spannaus May 8, 2019—I am pleased to report the publication of a new book by my son Andrew Spannaus, entitled “Original Sins: Globalization, Populism, and the Six Contradictions Facing the European Union.” This is Andrew’s first book in English, and it was written to address the crucial issues […]

by May 8, 2019 News
Members of the Coalition for a National Infrastructure Bank in D.C. Forczek is the second from the left.

NJ Magazine Features Call for Infrastructure Bank

By Nancy Spannaus May 6, 2019—NJ Municipalities, the magazine of the New Jersey League of Municipalities, has recently published a call for a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB) under the headline: “National Infrastructure Bank: A Hamiltonian Solution to the National Infrastructure Crisis.” It was written by retired transportation executive Stanley Forczek, who […]

by May 6, 2019 Infrastructure Bank, News
Hamilton statue outside the U.S. Treasury building

Hamiltonian Banking: Key to Infrastructure Funding

By Nancy Spannaus May 2, 2019—If Congress and the President are serious about funding a long overdue national infrastructure program, Hamiltonian banking must be the subject of their discussions over the coming weeks. A model proposal for a Hamiltonian National Infrastructure Bank has been proposed by this blog for nearly […]

The author at a book signing April 7.

Another Endorsement of Hamilton Versus Wall Street

By Nancy Spannaus April 28, 2019—I am very happy to announce that my book Hamilton Versus Wall Street has received a new thoughtful endorsement from another veteran economic scholar. On April 20, Neil C. Hughes wrote the following: In an age in unbridled individualism and banking system greed, Nancy Spannaus […]

by April 28, 2019 News