The Great Society
Wednesday, February 24 | 4:30pm
Amity Shlaes New York Times Best Selling Author, Board Chair of Calvin Coolidge Foundation
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Amity Shlaes is the author of four New York Times bestsellers and serves as Presidential Scholar at the King’s College, where she teaches Coolidge. Prior to teaching at King’s, Miss Shlaes taught at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Many readers know Miss Shlaes from the Wall Street Journal, where she served on the editorial board, writing on foreign policy, taxation and other topics, or from the Financial Times and Bloomberg, each of which carried her syndicated column over the years. Today the idea of social democracy is popular in our country. The term socialism has taken on a glow. In the 1960s, socialism was also popular, as was its compromise social democracy. Social democratic principles were the basis of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. In her newest book, Great Society, Amity Shlaes argues that planning policy implemented in the name of the collective hurt both the nation and the individual. Former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan has called the book “accurate history that reads like a novel.”
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