Calvin Coolidge Says, May 21, 1931

January 22, 2021

Date: May 21, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Calvin Coolidge ponders the effects of changing the railroad rates. (Original document available here) One of the most difficult questions pressing urgently for decision by government and business is railroad rates. Almost daily some one in Washington is urging the maintenance of the present wage scale. But […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, January 5, 1931

January 19, 2021

Date: January 5, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Another proposal to be made in the name of relieving unemployment will undoubtedly be an extension of government ownership. Healthy and normal employment consists of serving another for his personal satisfaction or profit. As the government is not personal, its proper business employment would […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 16, 1930

December 11, 2020

Date: August 16, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) One of the most powerful influences in retarding business recovery is fear. While some can afford that luxury, to many others it means lack of work and real suffering. Both the salary earners and the wage earners fear discharge and loss of income. Having seen […]

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