Post Tagged with: "Franklin Roosevelt"

Franklin Roosevelt Addresses the Nation on Banking Crisis in March, 1933

FDR’s Hundred Days, 85th Anniversary: Profound Crises Require Real Leadership

Book Review by John Ascher   Nothing to Fear: FDR’s Inner Circle and the Hundred Days that Created Modern America, Adam Cohen Penguin Press, 2009, 372 pp.   April 21, 2018–Outstanding amongst the more recent portrayals of President Franklin Roosevelt’s “100 Days” is the account in Nothing to Fear, the […]

by April 21, 2018 Commentary, Glass-Steagall, History
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
Alexander Hamilton's statue in Central Park, New York City.

National Banking Built the U.S. Industrial Giant

By Nancy Spannaus April 5, 2018–National banking in the United States built us into an industrial giant. It derives specifically from Alexander Hamilton’s concept of the First Bank of the United States, a partially government-owned credit institution devised to unify and build the young nation. The fact that most Americans […]

by April 5, 2018 Commentary, Infrastructure Bank
FDR Launches Public Works, Starting with the CCC

FDR Launches Public Works, Starting with the CCC

March 20, 2018–Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal model  is still relevant today, Rep. Marcy Kaptur recognizes with her 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps Act (H.R. 2206). Read about a part of that model below. March 18, 1933 began the second phase of FDR’s “Hundred Days” program, the one devoted explicitly to […]

by March 20, 2018 History, Infrastructure
JFK announces his program to go to the Moon, the very type of program America needs today.

U.S. Drug Epidemic: The Time is Out of Joint

  By Angela Vullo March 4, 2018–When parents and grandparents are attending nonstop funerals for their children and grandchildren, something in our society has gone awry.  As Shakespeare put it, “The time is out of joint.”  It reflects some major dislocation in our country, and it’s time we got to […]

by March 4, 2018 Commentary
Aerial view of hurricanes' devastation of Puerto Rico

Congress Postpones Disaster Relief Funding Indefinitely

By Nancy Spannaus December 23, 2017—One of the most egregious aspects of the recently passed stop-gap Federal spending bill is its treatment of those whose lives have been brought to ruin by the recent hurricanes and wildfires. After having increased the proposed new appropriation for additional disaster relief to Florida, […]

by December 23, 2017 Infrastructure, News
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
Wolves of Wall Street Taking Over Trump Administration

Wolves of Wall Street Taking Over Trump Administration

Nov. 29, 2017—“Are there any rules for the banking industry that should be made stronger?”, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) pressed Federal Reserve Chairman nominee Jerome Powell, during his confirmation hearing at the Senate Banking Committee on Nov. 28. “There are no places that we’re lacking,” he said. He supported rewriting […]

by November 30, 2017 News
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
Electrical engineers at a construction site. They will be in high-demand when we launch a National Infrastructure Bank. (dreamstime)

Building and Funding an FDR-style Infrastructure Program

By Stuart Rosenblatt Nov. 18, 2017–The following report is a brief summary of potential transformative outputs of a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB), as outlined in a Draft Bill  for such a bank now circulating on Capitol Hill. This report compares the results projected from similar outlines of infrastructure projects produced […]

by November 18, 2017 Infrastructure