Calvin Coolidge Says, January 30, 1931

January 4, 2021

Date: January 30, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The management of Muscle Shoals demonstrates the utter hopelessness of having any considerable business enterprise conducted by the buCongress. Development of this plant was commenced under war-time pressure to furnish power to make nitrates for explosives and fertilizers. More recent discoveries and processes render it, […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, February 3, 1931

December 16, 2020

Date: February 3, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge endorses recent efforts by major companies to pause firings as a solution to the nation’s economic difficulties. (Original document available here) Months ago one of these dispatches suggested it would help business if large employers would make it known that no more employees would now be discharged. When […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, December 19, 1930

December 15, 2020

Date: December 19, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge discusses the role of the government in ensuring the benefit of the people. He concludes that empowering business and industry is the best way to do this. (Original document available here) It is an axiomatic policy of our government that it be conducted for the general […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, December 22, 1930

December 15, 2020

Date: December 22, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA  Summary: Coolidge argues against excessive intervention in the economy by the federal government. (Original document available here) When trade declines and goods begin to accumulate, whether they are raw materials or farm or factory products, instead of letting the market take its own course there is always a […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, December 23, 1930

December 15, 2020

Date: December 23, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Opinion on workmen’s compensation. (Original document available here) A sound system of unemployment insurance requires solving many difficult problems. Some employees work from the sense of duty, others for gain, for independence and power, still others to save themselves from want. It has always been supposed that […]

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