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The Fight Behind the Declaration

The Fight Behind the Declaration

By Nancy Spannaus July 1, 2019–Put yourself, in your mind’s eye, back in June of 1776, specifically, the period between June 7 and July 1. It is precisely at that time that one of the most crucial political battles in the history of the American republic was fought—the battle over […]

by July 2, 2019 0 comments Commentary
The Tom Thumb, the B&O Railroads premier engine. Rail was an industry Mathew Carey promoted.

Mathew Carey Revived Hamiltonian Economics

By Nancy Spannaus June 19, 2019—The seminal role of Mathew Carey (1760-1839) in promoting and advancing the American System of political economy is a long and important story, mostly obscured in the United States. In this post, I concentrate on re-introducing him, with emphasis on one crucial aspect which is […]

by June 20, 2019 0 comments Commentary, History
Franklin Roosevelt Addresses the Nation on Banking Crisis in March, 1933

Celebrating FDR’s Hamiltonian Hundred Days

By Nancy Spannaus June 13, 2019—As this blog has argued before, the first Hundred Days of the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) represented a dramatic turning point  in American history.  As he had promised, FDR asserted the responsibility of the Federal Government to fulfill its Constitutional duty to promote […]

by June 13, 2019 0 comments Commentary
A view of the Grange. I'm standing there in front.

A Visit to Hamilton’s Grange

By Nancy Spannaus June 3, 2019—On May 30, I was thrilled to finally be able to visit the Grange, the summer home which Alexander Hamilton built in the early 1800s. I joined a tour given by the vice-president of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness (AHA) Society, Sergio Villavicencio, who provided a […]

by June 3, 2019 2 comments Commentary, News
The second floor of the first Bank of the United States. (Nancy Spannaus)

Inside Hamilton’s National Bank

By Nancy Spannaus May 26, 2019—During my recent trip to Philadelphia, I was honored to get a short tour inside Hamilton’s National Bank, the first Bank of the United States (BUS). Yes, the BUS building, which has the date 1795 on its pediment and was first a place of business […]

by May 27, 2019 0 comments News
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 0 comments 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 0 comments Commentary, Infrastructure
Forczek addresses the Jersey City Muncipal Council in May 2019.

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 1 comment 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 […]

Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan

Fixing Responsibility for the 2008 Collapse

A review by Nancy Spannaus Market Rules: Bankers, Presidents, and the Origins of the Great Recession Mark H. Rose University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA., 2019, 258 pp. April 17, 2019—Call me a populist if you will, but I cannot discuss the financial blowout of 2008 without holding responsible those […]

by April 17, 2019 0 comments Commentary, Review