Post Tagged with: "Alexander Hamilton"

FDR and the American System

FDR and the American System

By Nancy Spannaus June 16, 2020—Over 100 days in 1933, newly inaugurated Franklin Delano Roosevelt took a giant step toward the revival of the American System of Economics. The core of that system, as reflected in the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, is the Federal government’s responsibility for energetically promoting […]

by June 16, 2020 Commentary
The new Tappan Zee Bridge across the Hudson River.

Finally, a Hamiltonian Infrastructure Bank Bill

By Nancy Spannaus June 14, 2020—On March 31, Representative Danny Davis (D-Ill) introduced a new bill calling for the creation of a National Infrastructure Bank. H.R. 6422 is cosponsored by Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass); it has been referred to a several Congressional Committees for deliberation. The bill’s magnitude and import […]

by June 14, 2020 Infrastructure Bank, News
A demonstration at the California capital May 2.

What Would George Washington Have Done?

By Nancy Spannaus May 2, 2020—The upsurge of public demonstrations against the public health measures being taken to slow the spread of COVID-19 – and even denouncing them as “tyranny” — triggered this question in my mind: What would George Washington have done in the face of such resistance? General […]

by May 2, 2020 Commentary, News
American System founder Alexander Hamilton, a new statue at the Coast Guard Academy (Dianne Durante)

How the Founders Overcame Economic Collapse

By Nancy Spannaus April 22, 2020—An op-ed by two economists in the April 12 edition of the Dallas Morning News put forward a message of hope for navigating the current virus-sparked crisis in the United States. “The founders faced economic collapse after the American Revolution. We can learn from their […]

by April 23, 2020 Founders, News
Depiction of the coronavirus (cdc.gov)

Hamilton’s American System vs. Coronavirus

by Nancy Spannaus March 2, 2020—As Alexander Hamilton knew well, parsimony—i.e., purchasing everything at the cheapest price, and only when absolutely necessary—is an unwise policy.  That practice doesn’t create wealth, and it certainly doesn’t provide for the health and prosperity of a nation. Shouldn’t our unpreparedness to even test adequately […]

by March 2, 2020 Commentary, News
The Rhode Island State House.

State Legislators Campaign for Infrastructure

By Nancy Spannaus Feb. 27, 2020—State legislators around the nation – from Arizona to Rhode Island – are campaigning for Federal action to build vital infrastructure.  The campaign is taking the form of Memorials calling for the creation of a National Infrastructure Bank, crafted according to the principles established by […]

by February 27, 2020 Infrastructure Bank, News
Andrew Hamilton arguing for Zenger's freedom

Hamilton’s Fight for the Truth Standard

By Nancy Spannaus February 14, 2020—Long before I encountered Alexander Hamilton’s American System of political economy, I came upon another uniquely American republican tradition: the demand for truth as a standard in law and journalism. I refer to the case of John Peter Zenger, a New York editor who was thrown […]

by February 13, 2020 Commentary, History
Speaking at the Byrd Center next to the big screen.

A Lively Exchange in Shepherdstown

By Nancy Spannaus Feb. 6, 2020—My presentation of Hamilton Versus Wall Street at the Byrd Center for Congressional Education and Education at Shepherd University last night led to a lively exchange with the nearly 50 participants. This was the kind of discussion which conscientious citizens should be having all over […]

by February 6, 2020 Founders, News
A partial picture of the book Hamilton Versus Wall Street.

Challenging Myths about Hamilton in Shepherdstown

Jan. 30, 2020—The Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education at Shepherd University will host a book talk by Nancy Bradeen Spannaus, author of Hamilton versus Wall Street: The Core Principles of the American System of Economics on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. The doors will open at 6:30 pm […]

by January 30, 2020 News
Italian Paper Interviews Hamilton Author

Italian Paper Interviews Hamilton Author

By Nancy Spannaus Jan 23, 2020–“The inventor of the dollar hated the speculators,” read the headline of an interview with this author that appeared on the Economy and Jobs page of the Italian daily Avvenire on Sunday January 19. Journalist Leonardo Servadio’s article focused on my book, Hamilton Versus Wall […]

by January 23, 2020 News, Review