One of the National Consumers League's founders, Florence Kelley, was a champion for equal rights and consumer protections who fought her whole life for democracy and would be an ideal candidate - a true unsung female American hero.
Although none of these 20 women were elected to office, they all had a great influence on public opinion and public policy. The reformers profiled below exercised influence not only because of the number of people they mobilized, but also because of the moral force of their ideas.
The Treasury Department made an announcement the week of June 15 that a woman was going to be featured on the $10 bill.
The Treasury Department is authorized to choose figures for America's money and recently indicated that it planned to supplant or at least supplement Alexander Hamilton with a woman.
Never lend money to a conservative. That's one conclusion to be drawn from recent attacks on Social Security by Bloomberg View columnists Megan McArdle and Ramesh Ponnuru. Apparently promises, even legally executed ones, don't mean much to their crowd.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew offered a gentler approach to China's proposed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Tuesday, saying "the U.S. stands ready to welcome new additions to the international development architecture."
Another year has come and gone, and 2015 presents an opportunity to start fresh. With that in mind, it's time for the newly minted 114th Congress to make the right choices for the public's interest in its New Year's resolutions, and making the tax code fairer is a good place to start.
Weiss's principal credential appears to be that he is a product of the same culture that produced our other recent economic policymakers. And that is the real problem for opponents, who believe that economic policies should be subject to democratic debate and require the consent of the governed.
The US Treasury Department has just declared the bailout is over -- and that it was profitable too! But nothing could be further from the truth. Both claims are false.
As someone who has spent my career focused on domestic economic issues, including a stint of my own at the Treasury Department, I know how important these issues are and how much the people in Treasury can shape policies.
Some work has been done recently to address tax loopholes for large corporations, such as the notorious corporate tax inversions, which put small businesses at a disadvantage, but more needs to be done to help level the playing field for small businesses.
There's an international policy matter on which the administration has been far too passive, and its inaction may be dooming the productive sector of the economy -- not to mention the American middle class -- to a fate it doesn't deserve. I can sum it up in two words: currency manipulation.
Lifting the ban on interstate tolling for purposes of reconstruction will not directly replenish the Highway Trust Fund, but it will give states the flexibility to use a reliable financing option to help meet their infrastructure funding challenges. Give states the flexibility to fund their transportation infrastructure projects the best way they see fit.
The world I operate in is that of small to medium sized business enterprises and they aren't thought of in relationship to big international businesses and their issues.
Like a bad penny, this tax repatriation idea just keeps coming back. You know, the one where you offer a bribe to multinational corporations in the form of a big tax cut to "repatriate" their foreign earnings.
We hear so much these day about banks and companies that have become so large they are unable to manage themselves -- that there are so many layers of bureaucracy that illegal and unethical behavior can go undetected for years.