Calvin Coolidge Says, June 20, 1931

January 7, 2021

Date: June 20, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Calvin Coolidge argues for less government intervention within the labor market. (Original document available here) The centralization of power in Washington, which nearly all members of Congress deplore in their speech and then support by their votes, steadily increases. The latest report is that the Federal Employment Service will […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, February 3, 1931

December 16, 2020

Date: February 3, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge endorses recent efforts by major companies to pause firings as a solution to the nation’s economic difficulties. (Original document available here) Months ago one of these dispatches suggested it would help business if large employers would make it known that no more employees would now be discharged. When […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 30, 1930

December 15, 2020

Date: August 30, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: To mark Labor Day, Coolidge highlights the high living and working standards that American laborers enjoy, and argues that the uninterrupted high output of American labor is what has powered the country’s prosperity. (Original document available here) This has been designated by the state and national government […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 27, 1930

December 11, 2020

Date: August 27, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge expresses his opinion on profits and the cost of living. (Original document available here) Prosperity does not result from cheap goods but from fair profits. Reports of food distributors show a very considerable decrease in retail prices. In theory, that is an advantage to all of […]

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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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