Calvin Coolidge Says, July 30, 1930

January 7, 2021

Date: July 30, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) In Canada the Liberal party has lost control of the government in the recent election, and the Conservative party will have a clear working majority in the incoming parliament. Two elements contributed to this result. The first was business depression, which usually works against the […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, June 1, 1931

January 4, 2021

Date: June 1, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The keynote both at a recent meeting of steel men and at a later convention of the Foreign Trade Council was the criticism of wholesale selling of manufactured commodities below cost. Profitless merchandising was denounced. Resistance to price cutting and maintenance of prices were urged. […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, December 22, 1930

December 15, 2020

Date: December 22, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA  Summary: Coolidge argues against excessive intervention in the economy by the federal government. (Original document available here) When trade declines and goods begin to accumulate, whether they are raw materials or farm or factory products, instead of letting the market take its own course there is always a […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 26, 1930

December 11, 2020

Date: August 26, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge examines the economic situation, arguing that innovation is the best financial remedy. (Original document available here) A study of the economic development of this country, of its capacity to produce and consume, of its manufactures and its markets, reveals that general business never has found any […]

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