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Prager U: The President Who Shrank Government



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Today, we have “Yes, we can!” In the mid-1920s we had “Don’t do.” The man behind that missive – President “Silent Cal” Calvin Coolidge.

There’s more to acknowledge about President Coolidge beyond the out-of-context misquote of “the business of America is business.” In the newest Prager University course, acclaimed historian Amity Shlaes profiles “The Great Refrainer” and discusses why his governing style may be a prescription for our current “Great Recession.”



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