Post Tagged with: "Nancy Spannaus"

Why We Declared the Right to Happiness

Why We Declared the Right to Happiness

by Nancy Spannaus July  3, 2020—On the occasion of this Fourth of July, which is bound to be fraught with virulent attacks on the Declaration of Independence, I was tempted to simply repeat Abraham Lincoln’s stirring refutation (which I featured last year). But there was a deeper philosophical point to […]

by July 3, 2020 Commentary, History
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
Depiction of Jackson inauguration (Wikipedia Commons)

The Pathway to “A More Perfect Union”

The Growth and Collapse of One American Nation, The Early Republic 1790-1861 By Donald J. Fraser Fraser & Associates, Roseville, California, 2020, 605 pp.   A Book Review by Nancy Spannaus June 21, 2020—In examining the question of what defines an American identity, author Donald Fraser has chosen one of […]

by June 21, 2020 History, Review
FDR and the American System

FDR and the American System

By Nancy Spannaus June 16, 2020—Over 100 days in 1933, newly inaugurated Franklin Delano Roosevelt took a giant step toward the revival of the American System of Economics. The core of that system, as reflected in the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, is the Federal government’s responsibility for energetically promoting […]

by June 16, 2020 Commentary
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
Bobby Kennedy on his poverty tour in 1968

“A Time of Sorrow and Shame”

By Nancy Spannaus June 4, 2020—Tomorrow will be the anniversary of the June 5, 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, the third in a series of murders which decapitated the most promising political leadership of the United States. One by one, they fell: President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, […]

by June 4, 2020 Commentary, History
A comparison of the size of SMRs with a traditional nuclear power plant. (Idaho labs)

Rosy Prospects for Nuclear Power?

(May 28, 2020–Progress on reviving the nuclear power industry in the United States is a vital step on the way to actually creating a productive economy that can eliminate poverty and bring prosperity to both our country and the world. It is with that in mind that I wrote the […]

by May 28, 2020 News, Nuclear Power
A modern metals plant.

Industrial Buildup, Not War on China

A Report on the May 21 Webinar sponsored by the Alliance for American Manufacturing By Nancy Spannaus May 23, 2020—The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAMFG), a group sponsored by the United Steelworkers of America (USWA) and several steel manufacturers, did a public service by putting on a webinar devoted to […]

by May 23, 2020 Manufacturing, 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 […]

CWA workers take a break to pose for a picture.

Lessons from FDR: The Hopkins Example

By Nancy Spannaus May 20, 2020—Almost two months ago, the U.S. Congress passed the CARES Act, which committed to spending half a trillion dollars for relief of states and municipalities. Yesterday, the two Administration officials responsible for allocating that money told the Senate Banking Committee that they were still planning […]

by May 20, 2020 History, News