Amity Shlaes: Coolidge

November 21, 2013

7 p.m. – Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum


Amity Shlaes delivers a brilliant and provocative reexamination of Calvin Coolidge and the decade of unparalleled growth that the nation enjoyed under his leadership. Coolidge restored national trust in Washington and left office with a federal budget smaller than the one he inherited. Renowned as a throwback, Coolidge was in fact strikingly modern—an advocate of women’s suffrage and a radio pioneer. Our 30th president gestures to the country we once were and reminds us of qualities we had forgotten and can use today. This event was in partnership with the Gerald R. Ford Foundation and Museum.



Amity Shlaes is a syndicated columnist and currently writes for Forbes. She also directs the Four Percent Growth Project at the Bush Center, a department that sponsors a national economic presidential debate program. Miss Shlaes is also the Chairman of the Board of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation.

Miss Shlaes has won several awards and achievements including the Hayek Prize, co-winner of the Frederic Bastiat Prize, and has twice been a finalist for the Loeb Prize in commentary. She is the author of several books including The Forgotten Man (2007), The Greedy Hand (Random House/Harvest paperback), Germany: The Empire Within (Farrar, Straus) and co-author of the contribution to tax philosophy to “Turning Intellect to Influence.”


Watch the lecture here.

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