Post Tagged with: "American System"

Rob Atkinson (left) and Michael Lind at the National Press Club on April 16, 2018. (Nancy Spannaus)

New Book Argues “Big Is Beautiful”

By Nancy Spannaus Washington, D.C., April 16, 2018—“Big Is Beautiful,” argue the authors of a new book by that name presented at the National Press Club today. In a panel discussion moderated by Financial Times editor Edward Luce, co-authors Rob Atkinson of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)   and […]

by April 16, 2018 News
FDR signs the legislation creating the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

FDR’s TVA Provides a Model for Development

By Nancy Spannaus April 10, 2018–If one had to pick one project initiated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) in his first 100 days which has had the most lasting success, the choice would clearly be the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). FDR announced his intention to procure legislation for the […]

by April 10, 2018 Commentary, News
American production of pig iron and steel over the decade. (U.S. Geological Survey)

Steel Tariffs: What’s an American System Approach to Saving U.S. Industry?

By Nancy Spannaus March 8, 2018—President Trump’s announcement of his intent to impose 25% tariffs on U.S. steel imports, and 10% tariffs on aluminum imports, has stirred up an essential debate: What will it take to save the U.S. manufacturing sector? Is it even desirable for the government to exercise […]

by March 8, 2018 News
The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and the American System

By Rochelle Ascher A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. 1 1809-1849 By Sidney Blumenthal Simon & Schuster, 2016, 576 pp Feb. 10, 2018–As someone who has made the study of Abraham Lincoln a major part of my adult life, I can say that this book is one […]

by February 10, 2018 Commentary
Celebrating Benjamin Franklin

Celebrating Benjamin Franklin

Jan. 16, 2018–It is inconceivable that the American System of Hamilton and Washington could have come into being without the role of elder statesman Benjamin Franklin. We celebrated Ben’s birthday on January 17; he was born in 1706 in Boston, and died in 1790. Franklin represents everything unique and positive […]

by January 16, 2018 History
Drug overdose

The Death of a Nation?

By Nancy Spannaus Dec. 27, 2017–There was chilling news for Americans earlier this month, when the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics put out its latest report on life expectancy in the United States. For the second year in a row, life expectancy declined. A look at the details shows […]

by December 27, 2017 Commentary, News
The development and use of advanced machinery increases the productivity of labor.

Want Economic Growth? Study Hamilton’s Report on Manufactures

By Nancy Spannaus Dec. 5, 2017—Today is the anniversary of the submission of First Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton’s most conceptual report on the science of economics, his Report on the Subject of Manufactures. That report, submitted to Congress Dec. 5, 1791, provided an in-depth refutation of the “free market” ideas […]

by December 5, 2017 Commentary
This statue stands in Fairbanks, Alaska as a testimony to U.S.-Soviet collaboration in World War III. (Sputnik)

U.S.-Russian Collaboration: An American System Tradition

By Nancy Spannaus Nov. 30, 2017–Those attacking President Trump’s efforts to achieve cooperation with Russia are not only reckless liars, putting our country and the world in danger; they are abandoning the noblest traditions of United States statecraft. From our fight for independence, through to the assassination of President Kennedy, […]

by November 30, 2017 Commentary
December 1, 1936: President Franklin Roosevelt Opens the Inter-American Conference for the Maintenance of Peace

December 1, 1936: President Franklin Roosevelt Opens the Inter-American Conference for the Maintenance of Peace

By Pamela Lowry   On December 1, 1936, Franklin Roosevelt gave the keynote address at the opening of a major pan-American conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The world situation was grim, with fascism already in power in Italy and Germany, and threatening to take over Spain, through the conflict known […]

by November 28, 2017 History
Review: This Attack on Alexander Hamilton is an Attack on the United States Itself

Review: This Attack on Alexander Hamilton is an Attack on the United States Itself

How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America Brion McClanahan Regnery History, 2017, 205 pp. By Nancy Spannaus Oct. 26—The radical free-marketeers of the Austrian School of Economics are very unhappy. The dismal results of their dominance of world economic thought since the end of World War II have finally resulted in […]

by October 26, 2017 Commentary, Review