Burton W. Folsom, Jr. is Distinguished Fellow at Hillsdale College in Michigan. There he served as Charles Kline professor of history and management from 2003 to 2017. Folsom received his Ph.D. in American history from the University of Pittsburgh and has taught at the University of Nebraska, the University of Pittsburgh, Northwood University, and Murray State University.
Professor Folsom's first book was URBAN CAPITALISTS (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981). His later books include NEW DEAL OR RAW DEAL? (Simon & Schuster, 2008), which reached #1 in history on Amazon. Folsom also wrote FDR GOES TO WAR (Simon & Schuster, 2011); UNCLE SAM CAN'T COUNT: A HISTORY OF FAILED GOVERNMENT INVESTMENTS FROM BEAVER PELTS TO GREEN ENERGY (HarperCollins, 2014); and DEATH ON HOLD (Thomas Nelson, 2015). The last three books Folsom co-authored with his wife Anita Folsom.
His articles have appeared in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR, NATIONAL REVIEW, and many other publications. He is a frequent guest on FOX NEWS, where Neil Cavuto has said, "If you teach as well as you perform on air, you must be one fantastic professor."