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Forget Reagan, Let’s Bring Back Coolidge

silentCalfan Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 1:22 AM
I found "The Forgotten Man" disappointing. A much better treatment of the Depression is "New Deal or Raw Deal?" by Burton Folsom. Robert Sobel's 1998 biography, "Coolidge", is excellent. I doubt Amity's new book can improve on it.

As you can see here and here, I’m a huge fan of Ronald Reagan.

But it’s not just that the Gipper had good rhetoric. He also did a decent job of restraining spending and he significantly lowered marginal tax rates.

Combined with other pro-market reforms and his stalwart willingness to rein in inflation, as well as the fact that his policies led to the collapse of the evil Soviet Empire, I don’t think it’s...