Post Tagged with: "Franklin Roosevelt"

President John F. Kennedy

In Thankful Memory of John F. Kennedy

By Nancy Spannaus Nov. 22, 2018—The coincidence of this year’s Thanksgiving holiday with the 55th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has provoked me to write this post.  Kennedy’s assassination was a horrific turning point in our nation’s history, the opening shot in a series of assassinations […]

by November 22, 2018 Commentary
An anti-austerity demonstration in Italy in 2012.

Italian Government Prompts Showdown over EU Austerity Demands

By Andrew Spannaus Nov. 8, 2018–The Italian government of Giuseppe Conte, whose EU-critical policies are driven by the leaders of the two coalition partners, and Deputy Prime Ministers, Luigi Di Maio of the Five Star Movement (M5S) and Matteo Salvini of the League, has decided to openly challenge EU budget […]

by November 9, 2018 Commentary, News
A DuPont worker, tasked with developing a new biodegradable plastic.

Industry Week Is on the Right Track

Sept. 21, 2018—An article in the monthly magazine Industry Week came across my desk this morning, and it was a pleasure to read.  Under the title “How Financialization Is Starving Manufacturing,” author Michael Collins reviews the work of Rana Faroohar, who, in her book Makers and Takers, systematically laid out […]

by September 21, 2018 News Shorts
In his inaugural address, FDR demanded action for working people.

Time to Bring FDR Back into the Democratic Party

Review:  How Bernie Won: Inside the Revolution That’s Taking Back Our Country, by Jeff Weaver, St. Martin’s Press, 2018, 363 pps. By Angela Vullo Sept. 6, 2018–From the title on, author Jeff Weaver, Bernie Sander’s 2016 campaign manager, challenges the common perception of the outcome of the U.S. Presidential election. […]

by September 6, 2018 Commentary
A graphic of total factor productivity in the 20th Century, showing the effects of the FDR banking policy.

A Brief History of the Principle of National Banking in the United States

Aug. 27, 2018–While Central Banks exist in many other countries, the United States is unique in its successful development of national banking.  The purpose of National Banks, developed even before the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, was to marshal the financial resources of the young nation and direct them into […]

by August 27, 2018 Commentary, Infrastructure Bank
Steelworkers rally in support of tariffs (AAM)

Finally, Some Calls for a National Industrial Policy

By Nancy Spannaus July 30, 2018—In dealing with the issue of tariffs which the Trump Administration has put on the front burner, I have consistently argued that an American System approach to reviving American manufacturing demands a comprehensive policy of which tariffs may only be a small part. Specifically, the […]

by July 30, 2018 Commentary, News
An auto plant converted for war production

The Quintessential Mobilization Economy

By Stuart Rosenblatt The following is part 4 of a series devoted to “Lessons for a Recovery: The WWII Economic Mobilization.” Click the following titles for the previous three parts: Part One, Part Two , and Part Three . July 18, 2018—The evening of December 7, “the day that will […]

by July 21, 2018 Commentary, History
Synthetic rubber production underway.

Creating New Industries from Scratch

The following is part 3 of a series on Lessons for a Recovery: The WWII Economic Mobilization. Part 2 appeared June 19. Part 1 was published May 18. By Stuart Rosenblatt Thanks to the foresight and efforts of President Roosevelt, Jesse Jones, and others, the United States was already in a […]

by July 10, 2018 Commentary, History
New York City's "Billionaires' Row"--It's not the real story.

The Parasite is Devouring the Host: Which Will We Save?

By Angela Vullo July 5, 2018–If you believe the Trump Administration, the media, and some pundits, the U.S. economy is in the midst of a never-ending recovery, best demonstrated by the continuing rise of the financial markets.  But if you peer just beneath the surface, something entirely opposite emerges:  we […]

by July 5, 2018 Commentary
A lathe operator during the economic mobilization for World War II.

Producing a Machine Tool Revolution

By Stuart Rosenblatt June 19, 2018—The following is part two of a series dedicated to “Lessons for a Recovery: The WWII Economic Mobilization.” Part one appeared on May 18, and can be found here . The summer of 1940 witnessed a dramatic escalation of the U.S. war effort, thanks to the […]

by June 19, 2018 Commentary, History