Calvin Coolidge Says, November 24, 1930

January 26, 2021

Date: November 24, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The national and state governments are nearly a unit in their expressed desire to promote a revival of business. Probably as soon as Legislatures meet they will propose remedies for much business with which they are not now connected. Before taking jurisdiction over other […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, June 26, 1931

January 12, 2021

Date: June 26, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Frequently unjustifiable complaints are made concerning the conduct of public utilities engaged in the power and light business. Usually the complaint is not against the company itself, its service or rates, but against what the owners of its securities have done with them. The company […]

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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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Press Conference, August 13, 1926

July 23, 2020

Date: August 13, 1926 Location: White Pine Camp – Paul Smiths, NY (Original document available here) Mr. Hoover and I didn’t discuss to any extent the possibilities of the development of commercial aviation. The immediate question before the Department is the carrying out of the provisions recently enacted into law. It has mostly to do […]

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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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