Foundations of American Leadership: "Was FDR the Worst President in U.S. History?", Rivers Club, Tuesday, 24. September 2019

Was FDR the Worst President in U.S. History?
Almost all historians and biographers rave about FDR and his four elections as U.S. President.  But actually his New Deal was the worst economic disaster in U.S. history. Unemployment remained very high for two terms, the national debt doubled, and taxes skyrocketed. What went wrong?  nd why do so many of Roosevelt’s biographers get his story wrong.
Register online or contact Brenda Vinton at blvinton@ (724) 450-1541. Please bring a friend. Registration deadline is September 23 at 2 p.m. The cost of lunch is $25.
Dr. Burton Folsom, Jr. is an economic historian who studies the economy to discover what has worked and what hasn’t. He is professor emeritus and a distinguished fellow at Hillsdale College where he taught from 2003 to 2017, holding the Charles Kline Chair in History and Management. Burt received his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh and spent the first 18 years of his teaching career at Murray State University. From 1994 to 1999 he served as senior fellow in economic education at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and then from 1999 to 2003 at The Center for the American Idea in Houston. He has authored or co-authored numerous books including: The Myth of the Robber Barons, New Deal or Raw Deal: How FDR’s Economic Legacy Has Damaged America, and FDR Goes to War: How Expanded Executive Power, Spiraling National Debt, and Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America. Burt and his wife Anita have one son who lives in Atlanta.


Foundations of American Leadership: "Was FDR the Worst President in U.S. History?"

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