New Deal 2.0: A Look at History's Record and Implications for Today

Politicians on both sides of the aisle are resurrecting the government expansion plans of Franklin Roosevelt in the 1930s and Lyndon Johnson in the 1960s. Those plans assumed that government could serve America better than the private sector. But what was the result of those policies?  Join us as four-time New York Times bestselling author Amity Shlaes traces history's evidence from two preceding Progressive pushes and shares her insights on today's challenges.  

Amity Shlaes chairs the board of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, which is based at the birthplace of the thirtieth president in Plymouth Notch, Vermont, with an office in the Georgetown area of Washington, D.C. The Coolidge Foundation is the sponsor of the popular Coolidge Scholarship, a full college scholarship for academic merit, and the Coolidge Senators program, which exposes gifted students to the values of President Coolidge.  Her newest book is The Great Society: A New History.  She is also the author of five previous books, four of which are New York Times bestsellers: Germany: The Empire WithinThe Greedy Hand: Why Taxes Drive Americans Crazy, The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great DepressionCoolidge, and The Forgotten Man/Graphic. She was a syndicated columnist for ten years, first at the Financial Times, and then Bloomberg. Before that, she served as an editorial board member of The Wall Street Journal. Over the decades she has published in periodicals including The New Republic, The New Yorker, the Spectator of London, The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and National Review.  For the past five years she has chaired the jury of the Hayek Prize, the Manhattan Institute's book prize. She also serves as presidential scholar at the King's College in New York.

This program is part of the Menard Family Lecture Series, and is presented by the Center for Free Enterprise. It is free and open to the public. Pizza will be served to attendees. 


Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 4:30pm

Harry Frazier Hall - College of Business, PNC/Horn Auditorium BS106
110 W. Brandeis Ave. , Louisville, Kentucky 40208

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