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Amity Shlaes–The Forgotten Man–Videos

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Uncommon Knowledge: The Great Depression with Amity Shlaes

Amity Shlaes author of “The Forgotten Man” on The Alcove 

Amity Shlaes speaks at ALEC. Part 1

Amity Shlaes speaks at ALEC. Part 2

Amity Shlaes speaks at ALEC. Part 3

Book TV: After Words with Amity Shlaes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4F3lR3vkd0&feature=related

 

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 1:

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 2:

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 3:

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 4:

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 5:

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 6:

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 7:

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 8:

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 9:

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 10:

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 11:

The Great Depression then 1929, & now 2008/09. PART 12:

Background Articles and Videos

Amity Shlaes

“…Amity Shlaes (born 1960) is an American author and columnist from New York, who writes about politics and economics.

“…Shlaes graduated from Jonathan Edwards College, Yale University magna cum laude[1] with a bachelor’s degree in English in 1982.[2]

Shlaes writes a syndicated column for Bloomberg News.[3] She is a senior fellow in economic history at the Council on Foreign Relations. Her many appearances on television and radio include commentary on public radio for Marketplace.

She wrote columns for the Financial Times for five years, for which she won the International Policy Network’s Bastiat Prize for Journalism in 2002.[1] Earlier, she worked at the Wall Street Journal, where she was a member of the editorial board. She has written for The New Yorker, The American Spectator, Commentary Magazine, Foreign Affairs, National Review, and The New Republic, among others. Her obituary of Milton Friedman appeared[2] in The New York Sun.

She was awarded the 2007 Deadline Club award for Opinion writing.[3], and the Newswomen’s Club of New York’s Front Page Award for her Bloomberg columns.[4]

Her first book was Germany: The Empire Within (ISBN 0-224-02700-X), about Germany at the time of reunification. She followed it with The Greedy Hand: How Taxes Drive Americans Crazy and What to Do About It (ISBN 0-375-50132-0). Her most recent national best-seller is The Forgotten Man: A New History of The Great Depression (ISBN 0-0609-3642-8) devoted to the study of the Great Depression in the United States and the New Deal. This book advances a thesis that both Presidents Herbert Hoover and Franklin Delano Roosevelt promoted economic policies that were counterproductive and prolonged The Great Depression, in part because of the uncertainty created by inconsistent policymaking.[4] …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amity_Shlaes

Amity Shlaes Web Site

http://www.amityshlaes.com/

“…Synopsis

It’s difficult today to imagine how America survived the Great Depression. Only through the stories of the common people who struggled during that era can we really understand how the nation endured. These are the people at the heart of Amity Shlaes’s insightful and inspiring history of one of the most crucial events of the twentieth century. 

In The Forgotten Man, Amity Shlaes, one of the nation’s most respected economic commentators, offers a striking reinterpretation of the Great Depression. Rejecting the old emphasis on the New Deal, she turns to the neglected and moving stories of individual Americans, and shows how through brave leadership they helped establish the steadfast character we developed as a nation. Some of those figures were well known, at least in their day—Andrew Mellon, the Greenspan of the era; Sam Insull of Chicago, hounded as a scapegoat. But there were also unknowns: the Schechters, a family of butchers in Brooklyn who dealt a stunning blow to the New Deal; Bill W., who founded Alcoholics Anonymous in the name of showing that small communities could help themselves; and Father Divine, a black charismatic who steered his thousands of followers through the Depression by preaching a Gospel of Plenty. 

Shlaes also traces the mounting agony of the New Dealers themselves as they discovered their errors. She shows how both Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt failed to understand the prosperity of the 1920s and heaped massive burdens on the country that more than offset the benefit of New Deal programs. The real question about the Depression, she argues, is not whether Roosevelt ended it with World War II. It is why the Depression lasted so long. From 1929 to 1940, federal intervention helped to make the Depression great—in part by forgetting the men and women who sought to help one another. 

Authoritative, original, and utterly engrossing, The Forgotten Man offers an entirely new look at one of the most important periods in our history. Only when we know this history can we understand the strength of American character today. …”

 

Biography

Amity Shlaes is a senior fellow in economic history at the Council on Foreign Relations and a syndicated columnist at Bloomberg. She has written for The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal, where she was an editorial board member, as well as for The New Yorker, Fortune, National Review, The New Republic, and Foreign Affairs. Shlaes is the author of The Greedy Hand. She lives in New York. …”

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Forgotten-Man/Amity-Shlaes/e/9780066211701

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Cap and Trade Carbon Dioxide Tax: Gore’s and Obama’s Revenge on The American People–Let Them Freeze and Sweat!

Posted on March 31, 2009. Filed under: Blogroll, Climate, Computers, Economics, Education, Employment, Energy, Investments, Law, Links, People, Philosophy, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Religion, Resources, Science, Security, Strategy, Taxes, Technology, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”

~Winston Churchill 

 

Obama: “Cap & Trade Will Cause Electricity Rates To Skyrocket”

 

Global warming and the Carbon Tax Scam

 

This Week in Washington 3/30/09: Cap and Tax

 

Unstoppable Solar Cycles


 

 

Vaclav Klaus: No progress in the climate change debate

 

Shock VIDEO Unearthed Obama says he will bankrupt coal industry

 

November SURPRISE Obama to Bankrupt Coal Industry Energy to SKYROCKET!!!

 

Warren Buffett Slams “Cap and Trade” as a Regressive Tax on All Americans

 

 

Global Warming: The Debate Continues (Sample)

 

Complete Video of Global Warming: The Debate Continues

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xoo7a_global-warming-the-debate-continues

  

 

Senator Inhofe Cap-and-trade floor speech March 18, 2009

Both Al Gore and Barack Obama will burn in hell for implementing a tax on the American people that will do absolutely nothing to stop global warming or climate change.

The government subsidized junk science of climate computer models is being used to needlessly alarm  people that man is the primary cause of the global warming by his emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

These climate computer models have been found wanting when compared to actual empirical observations from satellite data sets of global temperatures:

 

Professor Fred Singer on Climate Change pt 1

 

Professor Fred Singer on Climate Change pt 2

 

Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant.

Global warming or climate change is natural and not man-made.

Global warming or climate change is unstoppable.

Yet the global warming alarmists including Al Gore and President Barack Obama want to tax all Americans by setting up a cap and trade tax for carbon dioxide emissions.

Apparently neither Al Gore’s or Barack Obama’s parents explained to them when they were children that you cannot change the weather.

If they had learned that lesson, they would not now be wasting people’s time and money to try to change climate. 

Both Al Gore and President Barack Obama are deliberately planning to wreck the US economy and destroy jobs by increasing taxes that will impact every American who uses electricity, heating oil, and gasoline.

What foreign powers are paying these guys? 

Curious Americans would like to know who and when these guys were recruited.

Which country benefits the most–Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, China?

In the middle of a recession to propose a new and highly questionable cap and trade carbon dioxide tax that would impact all Americans is the height of arrogance, ignorance and folly.

The radical socialist cap and trade carbon tax reminds me of Mao’s Great Leap Forward that was an utter failure that killed an estimated 30 to 70 million people mostly from starvation over a three year period:

The Great Leap Forward

 

3 years of communist famine in China

 

God save America from the radical socialist fanatics.

“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”

~Winston Churchill

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Second American Revolution–Tea Party Celebrations–Washington Fair–July 4, 2009–An Open Invitation To The American People

American People’s Plan = 6 Month Tax Holiday + FairTax = Real Hope + Real Change!–Millions To March On Washington D.C. Saturday, July 4, 2009!

 

Background Articles and Videos 

March 17, 2009

Carbon Tax vs. Cap and Trade

By Ilya Leybovich

“…The debate is heating up: Impose a nationwide carbon tax or implement a cap-and-trade system to curb carbon dioxide emissions?

Reforming America’s energy policies has become a major concern for businesses and the public alike. With economic and environmental factors in fierce contention among many, finding a comprehensive strategy may seem like a daunting task. Currently, the two prevailing options are either a cap-and-trade system, such as the one currently favored by the European Union, or a carbon emissions tax. Both raise the price for carbon and provide economic incentives to lower emission rates, but supporters of each policy seem deadlocked by opposing arguments.

Unraveling the debate in this framework may be more important than ever before, as United States energy policy appears likely to move forward one path or the other.*

The cap-and-trade strategy is considered a more market-driven approach to handling America’s carbon dioxide output. As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) explains, under this system the government sets an overall emissions cap while creating allowances that enable businesses to emit a given amount. The allowances can be traded, so companies that reduce their emissions can sell surplus allowances to those who would have to pay to comply. In theory, this method allows companies to achieve their maximum allowable output at the lowest cost.

This approach has gained support in Congress and from the Obama administration, with cap-and-trade provisions appearing in the latest federal budget proposal.

Under President Barack Obama’s 2010 budget plan, the government would auction off all emission credits, generating as much as $650 billion in cumulative government revenue between 2012 and 2020, both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal report (subscription required). The government would then allocate $65 billion from the auction revenue for emission credits toward middle-income tax cuts, as well as $15 billion in funding for “clean air” technologies. …”

http://news.thomasnet.com/IMT/archives/2009/03/carbon-tax-versus-cap-and-trade-system-debate-heats-up.html

 

An Inconvenient Tax

Cap and trade yields ‘climate revenues.’ But don’t call it a t–.

“…Meanwhile, the political class loves a cap-and-trade tax because it gives them new economic and political power. Congress would create a new property right to expend CO2, setting a price per ton on carbon output, and then Congress would also get to determine the distribution of allowances. The Administration wants all of them to be auctioned off, which is what creates the giant revenue windfall. The politicians would then decide how to spend all of that new “climate revenue.”

Mr. Obama’s budget proposes to spend this windfall on two items: $15 billion a year in more subsidies for alternative fuels, and $65 billion or so a year to finance tax subsidies for workers, many of whom don’t pay income taxes. In other words, once this cap-and-trade tax is on the books, the revenue stream will create political constituencies that depend on it.

No new pot of gold goes uncontested, however, so you can assume that Mr. Obama’s priorities will not go unchallenged. Already on Capitol Hill, Charlie Rangel’s tax committee and Henry Waxman’s energy clan are feuding about who gets to divvy up the spoils. Not to mention who gets the political control that will become a source of tens of millions in new campaign contributions from thousands of affected businesses.

By the way, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that cap-and-trade taxes would actually throw off as much as $300 billion every year — not merely $78.7 billion — and in a footnote the Obama budget implicitly acknowledges that its $645.7 billion estimate is a lowball: “All additional net proceeds will be used to further compensate the public.” No doubt. …”

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123569802712289113.html

 

Global Warming: How Hot Air and Bad Science Will Give You Staggeringly Higher Taxes and Prices. 

 

The Importance of Coal to our Economy – Cap and Trade

 

Czech President Compares Global Warming Hype to USSR

 

Glenn Beck – 02-05-2009 – Global Warming Indoctrination with Bernard Goldberg


 

Energy Solutions for America

 

Global Warming or Global Governance? Part1

 

Global Warming or Global Governance? Part 2

 

Global Warming or Global Governance? Part 3


 

Global Warming or Global Governance? Part 4

 

Global Warming or Global Governance? Part 5

 

Global Warming or Global Governance? Part 6

 

Global Warming or Global Governance? Part 7

 

Global Warming or Global Governance? Part 8

LOL

WE can’t stop Global Warming…

GE & the green bank

Al Gore’s media empire melting down even faster than Greenland’s glaciers.

 

 

Thumbs have turned down for Al Gore's financial fortunes.

Thumbs have turned down for Al Gore’s financial fortunes.

“…The former vice president didn’t see this coming. Instead of worrying about glaciers melting down in 100 years, Al Gore should have worried about the economy melting down this year.

 

Times are tough and the Goracle’s nascent media empire – built around the Current cable TV network – and has cancelled plans for a $100,000,000 public stock offering.

“In light of current market conditions, the registrant has determined not to proceed at this time with the public offering,” Current said in an SEC filing. “All activity regarding the proposed public offering has been discontinued.” …”

http://www.ihatethemedia.com/al-gore-media-empire-melting-down-even-faster-than-greenland-glaciers

 

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