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Former Italian Economy Minister Tremonti Warns of Financial Crash

Aug. 15, 2017–Former Italian Economy Minister Giulio Tremonti has issued a new warning of the danger of an imminent new financial crash. In an interview with Italy’s largest daily Corriere della Sera on Aug. 13, Tremonti noted that there was a false sense of calm. “The causes of the crisis […]

by August 15, 2017 News

Capital Budgeting:  A Two Part Series on Principles of Long-Term Investment

  August 17, 2017: On the 55th Anniversary of President Kennedy’s Speech at the Oahe Dam, Pierre, South Dakota by John Ascher   New Orleans and Katrina, 2005; Minneapolis, 2007 and the I-35 Mississippi River Bridge Collapse; February 2017, Northern California, and the failure of the Oroville Dam spillway…. Tired […]

by August 15, 2017 Infrastructure

FDIC Vice-Chair Blasts Wall St’s Failure to Invest in the Economy; The Next Step Should Be Glass-Steagall

“Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by an organized mob.”—Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1935 or 1936 Aug. 8, 2017—Wall Street speculators have taken two verbal hits this week. That’s all fine and good, but what’s lacking is effective action to protect the U.S. banking system from an […]

by August 9, 2017 Glass-Steagall, News

Opioid Emergency Demands FDR-Style Measures Now

By Nancy Spannaus Aug. 8, 2017–“With approximately 142 Americans dying [from overdoses of either prescription opioids or street opioids] every day, America is enduring a death toll equal to September 11th every three weeks.” With that statement, President Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis in its […]

by August 8, 2017 Features, Glass-Steagall

Rep. Kaptur Holds Hearing to Document NAFTA Disaster

Aug. 4, 2017—Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), the chief Congressional campaigner for the reinstatement of Glass-Steagall banking separation (H.R. 790, the Return to Prudent Banking Act), held a hearing in her district Aug. 3, to send a message to President Trump: NAFTA must be completely reworked, because its enactment has devastated […]

by August 4, 2017 News

Congressmen Sign Pledge to “Stand Up for Medicare”

Aug. 1, 2017—In the wake of the failure of the slash-and-burn Republican healthcare bill in the Senate, Congressmen John Conyers (D-Mich) and Ro Khanna (D-Calif) signed a public pledge on July 28 at a Washington, D.C. press conference , to press for H.R. 676, Conyers’ Medicare-for-All legislation. The two appeared […]

by August 2, 2017 Medicare For All, News

The Promise of Medicare-for-All

By Nancy Spannaus This article is part 3 in a series on the American System in health care. The context for the analysis here will become clearer upon your reading those articles as well. July 29, 2017—With the deserved defeat of the Republican offensive against health care, a serious debate […]

by July 29, 2017 Features, Medicare For All, News

Medicare-for-All Mobilization Picks Up Steam

July 26, 2017—As the Republicans seek to ram through their slash-and-burn alternative to Obamacare, a mobilization is currently underway, led by a number of groups spun out of the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, to push through the only alternative on the table—Rep. John Conyers’ H.R. 676 single payer bill, also […]

by July 26, 2017 News

The American System in Healthcare: The Path to Medicare

  By Nancy Spannaus July 20, 2017—The current stalemate on healthcare in the Congress provides a perfect opportunity to “get it right,” beginning with the approach represented in the legislation of “Medicare for all.” The United States is faced with a health care emergency, and action to deal with the […]

The Nation under Water: Yet Another Case against Privatization

By Angela Vullo July 17, 2017–With federal and state budgets spiraling out of control, ever more desperate elected officials are totally befuddled as to how to pay for repairing and rebuilding the infrastructure which is collapsing all around them. The Trump administration has proposed privatization as the answer for fixing […]

by July 17, 2017 Infrastructure, News