Post Tagged with: "political economy"

ISI President John Burtka IV opens the conference on political economy. (Nancy Spannaus)

The Future of American Political Economy

By Nancy Spannaus July 26, 2021—More than 200 self-described conservatives, most of them of college student age, gathered at the Hilton Hotel in Old Town Alexandria, VA on July 23 to discuss “The Future of American Political Economy.” The two-day conference was sponsored by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), a […]

by July 26, 2021 3 comments Economy, News
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Why We Celebrate Gottfried Leibniz

On the occasion of his birthday, July 1, 1646 By Nancy Spannaus July 1, 2021—I’m asking you to join me in celebrating the 375th birthday of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, a universal genius whose ideas played a critical role in shaping the American republic. You can do that by exploring his […]

by July 1, 2021 1 comment Manufacturing, News
Black soldiers in the thousands joined the Revolution. What happened?

Why Did American Slavery Persist?

By Nancy Spannaus January 10, 2021—In a Zoom presentation to a discussion group on Sunday Jan. 3, I began to tackle the question of why, despite enormous activity in favor of abolition in the early period of our Republic, the institution of slavery persisted until the Civil War. My hour-long […]

by January 10, 2021 0 comments Commentary, Slavery
Swiss jurist Emer de Vattel

Vattel, Leibniz, and the American System

By Nancy Spannaus Jan. 4, 2020—Many authors of American history have acknowledged the role of Swiss lawyer-philosopher Emer de Vattel (1714-1767) in the deliberations surrounding the establishment of the U.S. Constitutional system. Vattel’s Law of Nations, published in French in 1758, arrived in English translation in the American colonies during […]

by January 4, 2020 0 comments Commentary, History
Alexander Hamilton at the Treasury

New Book Unravels Hamilton’s “Energetic Government”

Alexander Hamilton’s Public Administration Richard T. Green University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa 2019, 258 pp.   A Review by Nancy Spannaus Sept. 13, 2019—The title of Richard Green’s book Alexander Hamilton’s Public Administration, while accurate, by no means captures the critical content of this excellent book.  For, unlike many other […]

by September 13, 2019 0 comments Review
The Tom Thumb, the B&O Railroads premier engine. Rail was an industry Mathew Carey promoted.

Mathew Carey Revived Hamiltonian Economics

By Nancy Spannaus June 19, 2019—The seminal role of Mathew Carey (1760-1839) in promoting and advancing the American System of political economy is a long and important story, mostly obscured in the United States. In this post, I concentrate on re-introducing him, with emphasis on one crucial aspect which is […]

by June 20, 2019 0 comments Commentary, History
The British surrender at Yorktown.

Victory at Yorktown: A Hamiltonian Perspective

By Nancy Spannaus Oct. 19, 2018—Today we patriots of the United States properly celebrate the decisive victory of American forces over the British at Yorktown, a victory which “turned the world upside”  with the British surrender on Oct. 19, 1781. Although the war continued for another year and a half, […]

by October 19, 2018 Comments are Disabled Commentary