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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