Calvin Coolidge Says, August 14, 1930

December 14, 2020

Date: August 14, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The old frontiers, and back country of our nation have vanished. We do not have any longer a strictly rural population. It is difficult to find any region that lives unto itself. Wherever we go we find similar brands of ready made clothing and […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 27, 1930

December 11, 2020

Date: August 27, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge expresses his opinion on profits and the cost of living. (Original document available here) Prosperity does not result from cheap goods but from fair profits. Reports of food distributors show a very considerable decrease in retail prices. In theory, that is an advantage to all of […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 16, 1930

December 11, 2020

Date: August 16, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) One of the most powerful influences in retarding business recovery is fear. While some can afford that luxury, to many others it means lack of work and real suffering. Both the salary earners and the wage earners fear discharge and loss of income. Having seen […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 2, 1930

December 1, 2020

Date: August 2, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) This is the greatest business country in the world. The welfare of our people, especially the wage earners, is entirely dependent on prosperity. Yet we have the peculiar spectacle of business being in chronic fear of the government. A great apprehension is felt about the […]

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Press Conference, July 1, 1927

August 20, 2020

Date: July 1, 1927 Location: Rapid City, SD I don’t think I have many appointments with people that are coming that have not already been given out. Representative Timberlake of Colorado and the Commander of the State Legion Post are coming in this afternoon. I expect they will be up at the House to dinner, […]

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