Amity Shlaes is author of the biography “Coolidge,” and she directs the economic growth project at the Bush Presidential Center.
Features by Amity Shlaes
Posted In: Taxes
Calvin Coolidge learned the hard way that cutting taxes doesn't necessarily shrink the size of government.
Posted In: Barack Obama, Jobs
President Obama plans to build much of his election-year policy agenda around carrots and sticks. But commentator Amity Shlaes that plan could backfire.
Posted In: GOP, republican primaries, 2012 election
Voters in Iowa will head to the Republican caucus in a few weeks. On the ballot could be a trend that might define the election.
Posted In: Federal Reserve
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified before a congressional committee today about the economy, and what the Fed is doing to promote growth.
Frustrated by the annual budget ritual in D.C.? There's a law behind what some consider a maddening process.
He's the not the first president that comes to mind as an economic pioneer. But Calvin Coolidge is worth a second look.