Calvin Coolidge Says, May 28, 1931

February 17, 2021

Date: May 28, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Secretary Mellon has convincingly stated the approaching necessity of devising a tax system when business becomes normal to make national revenues more nearly depression proof. Assessing taxes where they can best be borne is sound enough. The rich are necessarily the immediate source of […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, January 24, 1931

December 30, 2020

Date: January 24, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge argues that instead of promoting pensions for elderly people, the country first needs a citizenry that is educated and self-controlled. (Original document available here) Considerable investigation is being made of the problem of old-age pensions. Some governments and some industries have adopted such a system, and it appeals […]

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