Post Tagged with: "poverty"

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 1 comment History, Infrastructure
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Trillions for Wall Street, Zip for Infrastructure!

By Nancy Spannaus Dec. 21, 2019—As of this writing, the Federal Reserve continues to pour out tens of billions of dollars a day into the Wall Street-centered banks, in the alleged interest of “providing liquidity” in the repo market. Yet, when it comes to providing funds (call it credit) for […]

by December 21, 2019 0 comments Infrastructure Bank, News
The Vogtle nuclear plant, under construction in Georgia, is the only plant being built in the U.S.

The Necessity for Nuclear Power

by Nancy Spannaus Sept. 7, 2019—Unfortunately, the illiteracy and irrational fear of nuclear power, with several key exceptions, was once again on display during the all-night CNN Climate Change debate on Sept. 4. Virtually all the candidates, pandering to an audience whose majority were anti-nuclear climate change advocates, either denounced […]

by September 7, 2019 1 comment News, Nuclear Power
An artist's conception of a maglev from D.C. to NYC. The trip would take one hour.

Will 2020 Bring Winds of Change?

By Angela Vullo Aug. 24, 2019–On Sunday night, August 18, MSNBC completed a four-part docuseries called “American Swamp,” which included a segment on infrastructure entitled “Bill to Nowhere.”  The segment detailed both the crisis condition of our national infrastructure and the gridlock in Washington which has failed to address this […]

by August 24, 2019 0 comments Commentary
John Trumbull's painting of the signing of the Declaration of Independence

An Unhealthy Economy Makes Unhappy Americans

By Angela Vullo April 17, 2019–The U.S. Declaration of Independence states that Americans are committed to achieving “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”  Somewhere along the line that commitment has been lost. As the horrific increase in deaths of despair dramatizes, a large segment of Americans today are, frankly, […]

by April 17, 2019 0 comments Commentary
A contemporary scene of poverty in Alabama.

Rep. Tom Jackson Speaks on the “State” of Alabama

By Angela Vullo Feb. 17, 2019–Approximately fifty years after Dr. Martin Luther King made his pleas for economic justice, we are confronted with the fact that wealth inequality has turned the United States into one of the most extremely income-stratified nations in the world. In this context, it is instructive […]

by February 17, 2019 0 comments Commentary, News
Rep. John Larson

Fix Social Security with Credit for Infrastructure

By Nancy Spannaus Feb. 1, 2019—Rep. John Larson’s Jan. 30 announcement that he is reintroducing his Social Security 2100 Act is good news.  Larson (D-Conn) was joined by Reps. Conor Lamb (D-Pa) and Jahana Hayes (D-Conn) at his press conference, where he declared that he already has 200 sponsors for […]

by February 1, 2019 0 comments Commentary, News
Delegate Sam Rasoul in 2014 (youtube)

Virginia Delegate Highlights the Issue of Poverty

Nov. 14, 2018—Delegate Sam Rasoul, who represents the 11th District in the Virginia House of Delegates, penned an oped in the Roanoke Times Nov. 11, in which he sought to direct attention to one of the fundamental economic crises facing the state, and implicitly the nation. Under the title “The […]

by November 14, 2018 Comments are Disabled News Shorts
News Shorts, March 5-11, 2018

News Shorts, March 5-11, 2018

Administration Slashing Crucial New York-New Jersey Gateway Project March 4, 2018—The final word has not yet been said, but the Trump Administration is giving every indication of disavowing any Federal funding for a major infrastructure project on which a huge portion of the nation’s economic functioning depends. That project is […]

by March 5, 2018 Comments are Disabled News Shorts, Uncategorized
Bobby Kennedy campaigning for President in 1968

A Man for This Season: Robert F. Kennedy, From Conservative to Revolutionary

A Book Review Bobby Kennedy, A Raging Spirit Chris Matthews Simon & Schuster, 2017, 352 pp. by Angela Vullo Jan. 29, 2018—My purpose in this review, like that of author Matthews, is to address the question of Robert F. Kennedy’s true identity in American politics. I believe that Matthews, proceeding […]

by January 29, 2018 2 comments Commentary