Spoke at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids for the Hauenstein Center and the Seidman College of Business. Found myself talking about Coolidge. Writing a Coolidge bio is going to be hard, because his assumptions were so far from ours today. Jon Alter, the other speaker, moved forward in time and is writing on President Obama.
Is Coolidge’s America still America? I think so, but many won’t agree. Ray Nothstine wrote a Facebook note making same point. What would Coolidge make of a state stabilization fund? What would he make of Michigan’s unemployment rate?
Also: Got some important help from Jerry Wallace of the CCMF improved a forthcoming Forbes Coolidge column by me.