Post Tagged with: "infrastructure"

A group of workers in Southern California.

How to Celebrate Labor Today

By Nancy Spannaus Sept. 6, 2020—In many respects there is little to celebrate on this Labor Day 2020. Tens of millions of American workers are unemployed; millions more have dropped out of the labor force; organized labor’s role is in steep decline; manufacturing employment has dropped to dangerously low levels; […]

by September 6, 2020 Commentary, Infrastructure
Coalition Mobilizes Dems for Infrastructure Bank

Coalition Mobilizes Dems for Infrastructure Bank

By Nancy Spannaus Aug. 20, 2020—Democrats looking for a comprehensive solution to the economic crisis that is threatening the very integrity of the United States as a nation, had a place to turn during the virtual Democratic National Convention this week. In a webinar featuring local union leaders, state representatives, […]

by August 20, 2020 Infrastructure Bank, News
Dr. Robert Atkinson during his July 28 webinar (screenshot)

Can U.S. Manufacturing Be Revived?

A Report on an Asia Times Webinar with Dr. Robert Atkinson By Nancy Spannaus July 30, 2020—The debate on whether American manufacturing can be revived was taken up July 28 in a webinar sponsored by Asia Times, a major pan-Asia digital news platform. Featured speaker Rob Atkinson addressed the topic […]

by July 30, 2020 Manufacturing, News
Factory closures like these point to the real crisis behind the crisis.

Unmask Wall Street! Build Infrastructure!

By Angela Vullo July 9, 2020–Much has been hypothesized lately on the current crisis that faces our country.  With all the attention on COVID-19, the deeper underlying crisis has gotten buried.  It’s time to pull back the mask. Unmask Wall Street, and build infrastructure. What we will uncover is an […]

by July 9, 2020 Commentary, Infrastructure
The Watts Bar dam on the Tennessee River, built from 1939 to 1942, provided urgently needed electricity for the World War II effort. (TVA.org)

New Deal Credit Policies in Rural America

Increasing Productivity, Expanding Farm Output, Eliminating Poverty  By Stuart Rosenblatt July 5, 2020–As the nation confronts the expanding COVID-19 crisis and the collateral economic damage caused by the pandemic—the most severe economic crisis since the Great Depression—a consensus is emerging that any recovery effort include a commitment to employ millions […]

by July 5, 2020 History, Infrastructure
Bridges like this one over the Potomac River show why we need a National Infrastructure Bank.

Support Grows for New Infrastructure Bank Bill

By Nancy Spannaus June 23, 2020—H.R. 6422, the new National Infrastructure Bank bill filed March 31 by Illinois representative Danny Davis, is picking up significant support. Spearheading the effort are representatives of organized labor, who have garnered endorsements in Ohio, New York, and Virginia. A resolution (H.R. 348) calling on […]

by June 23, 2020 Infrastructure Bank, News Shorts
The new Tappan Zee Bridge across the Hudson River.

Finally, a Hamiltonian Infrastructure Bank Bill

By Nancy Spannaus June 14, 2020—On March 31, Representative Danny Davis (D-Ill) introduced a new bill calling for the creation of a National Infrastructure Bank. H.R. 6422 is cosponsored by Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass); it has been referred to a several Congressional Committees for deliberation. The bill’s magnitude and import […]

by June 14, 2020 Infrastructure Bank, News
The Edenville Dam collapse.

Dam Collapses Should Be No Surprise

By Nancy Spannaus May 21, 2020—The collapse of the Edenville and Sanford dams in Michigan this week should come as no surprise. On the one hand, the Edenville Dam had already had its license revoked by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), for reasons including the total insufficiency of its […]

The front of the Post Office Museum in Washington, D.C. (Nancy Spannaus)

A Postal Service Fit for a Republic

By Nancy Spannaus May 8, 2020—Over the front steps of the National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C. is engraved the following message: Carrier of News and Knowledge Instrument of Trade & Industry Promoter of Mutual Acquaintance Of peace and of good will among men and nations. Are you surprised? This […]

by May 8, 2020 History, News
The NACo Conference

National Association of Counties Backs Infrastructure Bank

March 3, 2020—The Legislative Conference of the National Association of Counties (NACo) has gone on record in support of establishing a National Infrastructure Bank. NACo represents the more than 3000 counties in the United States. Its legislative conference was held in Washington, D.C. from Feb. 29 to March 4. On […]