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Young Leaders Circle Forum with Amity Shlaes

Wednesday April 2013


Amity Shlaes Columnist, Bloomberg View

Amity Shlaes is the director of the Four Percent Growth Project and a syndicated columnist at the Bloomberg View. She attended the April 3rd Young Leaders Circle to speak about her new book, Coolidge. In this follow up to the Hayek Prize-winning bestseller The Forgotten Man, Shlaes delivers a timely reexamination of America’s thirtieth president, Calvin Coolidge. Tracing Coolidge's improbable rise from a tiny town in New England to the highest office in the land, Shlaes reminds us that after a divisive period of government excess and corruption, “Silent Cal” restored national trust in Washington and achieved what few other peacetime presidents have: leaving office with a federal budget smaller than the one he inherited.