Modern American Conservatism: A Spirited Conversation at the Hoover Institution

March 20, 2015

It can be said with a high degree of certainty that Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hooverdid not have the warmest of relationships. As the trailblazing Secretary of Commerce Hoover campaigned for industry standardization and greatly increased the influence and power of the sleepy backwater Commerce Department. Coolidge never thought highly of Hoover’s activist sentiments, referring to him as “wonderboy.” Nonetheless, Coolidge supported Hoover in both 1928 and 1932, giving his last public speech in the run-up to the 1932 presidential election in Hoover’s favor.

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Coolidge’s Fiscal Triumph

January 30, 2015

Could America ever find a leader who might cut our debt? There’s reason for hope. We at least have a model from history. There was once a president who stared down big government and won the battle for control of the debt. That president was Calvin Coolidge.

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Coolidge Foundation Announces 2014 Coolidge Prize Winner

November 10, 2014

The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Donald Boudreaux of George Mason University is the winner of the 2014 Coolidge Prize for Journalism, a $20,000 journalism prize awarded to the author whose short works best embody the spirit and values of our nation’s thirtieth president. Dr. Boudreaux, a prominent libertarian economist, author, and professor, is published in the Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Regulation, Reason, Ideas on Liberty, the Washington Times, the Journal of Commerce, the Cato Journal, and several scholarly journals such as the Supreme Court Economic Review, Southern Economic Journal, Antitrust Bulletin, and Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking.

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Budget Conference Agenda

October 31, 2014

“The Virtuous Obsession” How Better Budget Law is Key to Meeting Our Fiscal Challenges   November 12, 2014 Hart Office Building Room 902   8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.               Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.               Welcome and Introduction Amity Shlaes, Chairman, Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 […]

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Izzy Dodge Calvin Prize Entry

October 30, 2014

Growing up in the beautiful state of Vermont, choosing whether to stay in the Green Mountain State or move to another area is a challenging, yet bittersweet decision. I concluded that when the time comes, I would relocate to another state; I want to see the world, explore exciting opportunities, and meet new people. Young Vermonters may have more in common with the 30th president of the United States, Calvin Coolidge than they might imagine. Similar to my position, Calvin Coolidge was faced with the same situation of “should I stay or should I go”?

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