Insights from History: Bad Medicine? The Effect of Economic Emergencies on Liberty, Democracy, and Prosperity
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Wednesday, April 8, 2020
1 p.m. (Eastern Time)
We are all wondering now what is the best course of action to help our economy recover in this crisis. Ashbrook offered some insight during this webinar, which focused on the effect of emergency government intervention on the political and economic health of the country.
Executive Director Jeff Sikkenga talked with Dr. Steve Hayward, a senior scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California-Berkeley and the author of a number of books on the relationship between government and economics in modern American history. Steve is a great historian of modern America, especially the Reagan Administration, and a very lively thinker.
Jeff and Dr. Hayward explored the following documents:
- National Industrial Recovery Act (excerpts), 1933
- Executive Order 11615, Richard Nixon, 15 AUG 1971
- Ronald Reagan’s First Inaugural Address, 20 JAN 1981
A recording of the webinar is available below.