Post Tagged with: "infrastructure"

The Grand Coulee Dam, one of the major power projects of the New Deal.

Vital Lessons from the WWII Economic Mobilization

Sept.  11, 2018—In this final section of Stuart Rosenblatt’s Lessons from the WWII Economic Mobilization, he presents three key conclusions from his indepth study of the 1939-1944 period. First, he discusses the components of the dramatic rise in Total Factor Productivity. Second, he recapitulates the means of financing the mobilization. […]

by September 11, 2018 Commentary, History
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
A Chinese highspeed train--the U.S. can do the same.

Our Revolution Northern Virginia Endorses National Bank

Aug. 11, 2018–At a meeting July 29, the Northern Virginia chapter of Our Revolution passed a resolution endorsing a new National Bank for Industry and Infrastructure. The resolution text reads as follows: Whereas, The American Society of Civil Engineers has reported that the United States needs a minimum of $4.6 trillion […]

by August 11, 2018 News Shorts
Trucks on congested I-81

Virginia to Consider Rail Solution for Highway Congestion

Aug. 7, 2018—The Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board, now under mandate to come up with a plan to deal with highway congestion on Interstate 81 through the Shenandoah Valley, plans to consider an innovative rail solution to the problem. That is the report from David Foster, chairman of the non-profit lobby […]

by August 7, 2018 Infrastructure, News Shorts
The New Orleans sea barrier, completed in 2013.

Army Corps of Engineers Proposes Flood Protection for New York

Aug. 6, 2018—Six years after Hurricane Sandy, the Army Corps of Engineers has begun to present options for protecting the New York-New Jersey harbor area from future devastating storms. At stake is the fate of 16 million people living in the area; three airports; five major rail networks; the largest […]

by August 6, 2018 Infrastructure, News Shorts
CSX coal cars, a major component of Virginia rail traffic today.

A Proposed Infrastructure Program for Virginia

By Stuart Rosenblatt July 31, 2018–It is time for the nation to embark on a bold national mission, akin to the Kennedy Space Program of the 1960s and the Franklin Roosevelt New Deal and WWII economic mobilizations.  We are in the paradoxical situation where nominal job creation is continuing to […]

by July 31, 2018 Commentary
Steam pipe explodes in Manhattan July 19.

The Infrastructure Issue Literally Explodes

July 19, 2018—The issue of the nation’s crumbling infrastructure literally exploded this morning in New York City, when a steam pipe under Fifth Avenue exploded, leaving toxic asbestos on the street and a huge crater in the middle of the street. Fortunately, it appeared that no one was seriously hurt. […]

by July 19, 2018 News Shorts
John Marshall and the American System: 5-Part Series

John Marshall and the American System: 5-Part Series

  By Edward Spannaus Part One- Marshall’s Supreme Court Affirms American System Part Two- Creating Legal Infrastructure for a National Economy Part Three- Virginia’s Assault on the Marshall Court Part Four- Steamboat Case Clears Way for the American System Part Five – Marshall Defends the American System against Jacksonian Populism. […]

by June 2, 2018 Commentary, History
The demand for decent-paying jobs is growing across the nation.

Sen. Booker’s Federal Jobs Guarantee Act–A Glass Half Full

By Stuart Rosenblatt May 30, 2018–Over the past year, a new initiative to guarantee a job to anybody who wants or needs one has been making its way through progressive Democratic Party circles, and provoking a debate on what a competent jobs program should be.  Sen. Cory Booker’s (D-NJ) bill, […]

by May 30, 2018 Commentary, Infrastructure
Steamboat on the Hudson, as depicted in the 19th century

Steamboat Case Clears Way for American System

 by Edward Spannaus  Fourth in a series on The Supreme Court Affirms the American System  It is not immoderate to say that no other judicial pronouncement in history was so wedded to the inventive genius of man and so interwoven with the economic and social evolution of a nation and […]

by May 23, 2018 Commentary, History