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  • Amity Shlaes at 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference
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    Amity Shlaes at 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference

    Amity Shlaes delivered remarks at the at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). She talked about her book, The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression.

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  • US Economy and the 2016 Election
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    U.S. Economy and the 2016 Election

    Two economic advisers for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign took part in a forum on the economy. They focused on immigration, tax and housing policies, and the 2016 presidential…

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  • Wendell Willkie Presidential Contender
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    Wendell Willkie, Presidential Contender

    Amity Shlaes, James Madison, and David Willkie talked about the life and career of 1940 Republican presidential nominee Wendell Willkie (1882-1944) from the Rush County Historical Society. Wendell…

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  • Presidents Coolidge and Reagan
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    Presidents Coolidge and Reagan

    Historians and former legislators talk about which president, Calvin Coolidge or Ronald Reagan, is the better model for contemporary Republican candidates. They spoke about the foreign policy legacy of…

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  • emThe Forgotten Manem
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    The Forgotten Man

    Amity Shlaes talked about her book, The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, in which she examines the financial history of the Great Depression and critiques the New Deal.…

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  • First Lady Grace Coolidge
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    First Lady Grace Coolidge

    Amity Shlaes and Cyndy Bittinger talked about the life and influence of first lady Grace Coolidge and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included role as a style icon, her…

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  • In Depth Amity Shlaes
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    In Depth with Amity Shlaes

    Amity Shlaes talked about her life and career. She also responded to viewer calls, emails, and tweets. She spoke about topics such as taxes, U.S. fiscal policy, and Depression-era…

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  • Death in the White House
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    Death in the White House

    Panelists talked about Presidents Franklin Pierce, Calvin Coolidge, Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy, who all lost sons during their time in office. This panel was part of the event “When Life Strikes…

    733 views
  • Roaring Twenties to the Crash of 1929
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    Roaring Twenties to the Crash of 1929

    Panelists, including financial editor James Grant and author Amity Shlaes, talked about the the decade following World War I. Throughout the 1920s, the U.S. stock market experienced a…

    727 views
  • After Words George Nash
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    After Words with George Nash

    George Nash, editor of The Crusade Years 1933-1955: Herbert Hoover’s Lost Memoir of the New Deal Era and Its Aftermath, talked about what is referred to as “the missing link” in the the…

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  • Ronald Reagan 2014 Symposium Part 1
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    Ronald Reagan 2014 Symposium, Part 1

    Panelists assessed the influence of Ronald Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” speech on the Republican Party and Reagan’s political career. The speech, delivered October 27, 1964, on behalf of Republican presidential candidate Senator Barry Goldwater, has been…

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  • Amity Shlaes
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    Q & A with Amity Shlaes

    Bloomberg correspondent and author Amity Shlaes talked about her biography of the 30th President of the United States, Coolidge, in which she traces the life of Calvin Coolidge from his early days in Plymouth Notch,…

    1,720 views
  • First Ladies Through American History
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    First Ladies Through American History

    Scholars and historians considered the role and influence of American first ladies throughout history. Moderator Cokie Roberts posed the question, “Why do we study first ladies?” “Influence Makers: First Ladies through…

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  • Tax History and Economic Growth
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    Tax History and Economic Growth

    Karl Rove moderated a discussion on the history of 20th century tax policy and its impact on economic growth. Panelists focused on conservative ideas. Al Hubbard said that tax increases under…

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  • The Character of Calvin Coolidge
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    The Character of Calvin Coolidge

    A panel discussion was held on the morals, religious grounding, and character of President Calvin Coolidge. The panelists also responded to questions submitted by members of the audience.…

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  • The Founders and Limited Government
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    The Founders and Limited Government

    Panelists spoke about the vision of the country’s founders, the future of limited government, the results of recent elections, and potential political struggles in the 112th Congress. This was part of…

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  • Role of Government
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    Role of Government

    Panelists spoke about the future of limited government, the results of recent elections, as well as the Calvin Coolidge presidency. This was part of the conference “The Wisdom of the Founders:…

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  • After Words with Scott Rasmussen and Doug Schoen
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    After Words with Scott Rasmussen and Doug Schoen

    Political pollster Scott Rasmussen and strategist Doug Schoen detail the rise of the tea party movement and argue that it is changing politics in America by introducing what may be the first…

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    After the Fall

    Nicole Gelinas talked about her book After the Fall: Saving Capitalism from Wall Street - and Washington (Encounter Books; November 24, 2009). She argues that government interference in the…

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  • Current Economic Situation
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    Current Economic Situation

    Amity Shlaes and Dean Baker talked by remote link from the New York City studio about the current economic situation. They reacted to a video clip of President Obama commenting that day on…

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