Post Tagged with: "American System"

The CDC's latest chart on the 2017 increase in drug overdose deaths.

Opioid Deaths Leap Up: No Solution in Sight

August 17, 2018—Once again, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a report which should shake Americans to the core. On Aug. 15 the CDC issued a preliminary estimate that 72,000 people died of opioid overdoses in 2017, a figure which represents a 7 to 10% increase over 2016. […]

by August 17, 2018 News Shorts
American System proponent Henry Clay

Henry Clay Attacks Free Trade as British Colonialism

By Edward Spannaus July 25, 2018–Zack Carter’s attack on the doctrine of free trade as colonialism (HuffPost, July 22) might strike many contemporary readers as radical and over-the-top.  But if it does, this is only due to Americans’ ignorance of their own history, as pointed out in a posting on […]

by July 25, 2018 Commentary, History
A picture of British colonialism in India.

The Truth about Free Trade: It’s Colonialism

July 24, 2018—It’s rare for any major U.S. publication to tell the truth about economic policy these days, but on July 22, the Huffington Post published an article that did just that. Author Zach Carter draws on a number of crucial examples, from the British Empire to the Clinton Administration, […]

by July 24, 2018 News Shorts
The riotous scene at the White House party for Andrew Jackson's Inauguration.

Marshall Defends American System against Jacksonian Populism

by Edward Spannaus  Fifth of a series. The first four parts of this series, devoted to “John Marshall and the American System” can be found here. July 23, 2018–With the help of American System champion Henry Clay and his supporters, John Quincy Adams was elected President in early 1825, after […]

by July 23, 2018 Commentary, History
Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, July 20, 1969.

Celebrate the Moon Landing!

By Nancy Spannaus July 20, 2018—Forty-nine years ago today, the United States took a “giant leap for mankind” when its astronauts successfully landed on the Moon’s surface. They not only walked on that heavenly body, but within days returned safely to Earth once again. It took an enormous nationwide effort […]

by July 20, 2018 Commentary
A Chinese electronics factory, one of the targets of the new Trump tariffs.

The Tariff Debate: It’s U.S. Credit Policy That Must Change!

By Nancy Spannaus June 25, 2018—In his Report on the Subject of Manufactures, and elsewhere, American System founder Alexander Hamilton made it clear that the government’s responsibility in this area should be to foster technological advances and adequate supply in the industries crucial to the nation’s national defense and general […]

by June 25, 2018 Commentary
The rise of bank profits may skew the ABA's perception.

The ABA Is Ecstatic: What Are the Bankers Smoking?

By Nancy Spannaus June 22, 2018—In a June 21 release, the Economic Advisory Committee of the American Bankers Association (ABA) declared that the U.S. economy was “fundamentally strong.” While making a nod toward possible disruptions from the ongoing trade conflict, the 16 economists from the major money-center banks who make […]

by June 22, 2018 News
Blog editor Nancy Spannaus at the Monocacy Aqueduct.

Help Us Celebrate Our First Anniversary!

June 15, 2018 Dear reader: Tomorrow, June 16th, AmericanSystemNow celebrates its one-year anniversary. Over the year we have gradually picked up our pace, and the word is spreading about the resource we provide: an in-depth elaboration of the principles of the American System of Political Economy, and relevant news items seen […]

by June 15, 2018 Commentary
Monticello, a symbol of Jefferson's commitment to the plantation system.

Virginia’s Assault on the Marshall Court

by Edward Spannaus Third in the series “The Supreme Court Affirms the American System” May 3, 2018–Six weeks after his March 1819 monumental opinion in McCullough vs. Maryland, Chief Justice John Marshall, having returned to Richmond, wrote to Associate Justice Joseph Story: “Our opinion in the Bank case has aroused […]

by May 3, 2018 Commentary
A full-throated tweet (Larry Keller-birdshare)

AmericanSystemNow Takes Flight–Now on Twitter

April 17, 2018—Americansystemnow. com has a new platform for circulation and expansion. You can now find us on twitter! We urge our readers to take advantage of this move in order to “tweet away” with links to our growing array of articles, and help us build up a broad following. […]

by April 18, 2018 About