Opening the Conference on the High Cost of Living

June 4, 2021

Title: Opening the Conference on the High Cost of Living Date: October 24, 1919 Location: Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) Having held the office of mayor myself, I appreciate not only the duties and difficulties but the many pleasant features which come to the lot of the chief executives of the cities of Massachusetts. I therefore welcome […]

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Statement Urging Public Building and Courage in Business Activity

May 27, 2021

Title: Statement Urging Public Building and Courage in Business Activity Date: January 13, 1919 Location: Boston, Massachusetts  (Original document available here) Men entrusted with the grave responsibility of managing the business affairs of Massachusetts are now called on to decide whether they will continue as usual their activities as far as possible or wait to see if there […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 26, 1930

December 11, 2020

Date: August 26, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge examines the economic situation, arguing that innovation is the best financial remedy. (Original document available here) A study of the economic development of this country, of its capacity to produce and consume, of its manufactures and its markets, reveals that general business never has found any […]

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Associated Industries Dinner

April 24, 2014

Title: Associated Industries Dinner Date: December 15, 1916 Location: Boston, Massachusetts Context: This speech was given at a dinner for Associated Industries of Massachusetts, an industrial trade group representing hundreds of small businesses that promotes economic opportunity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. (Original document available here) During the past few years we have questioned the soundness of many principles that […]

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