Amity Shlaes was formerly a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. Shlaes chairs the board of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, a foundation which is based at the birthplace of the thirtieth president in Plymouth Notch, Vermont, with an office in the Georgetown area of Washington, D.C. The Coolidge Foundation is the sponsor of the popular Coolidge Scholarship, a full college scholarship for academic merit, and the Coolidge Senators program, which exposes gifted students the values of President Coolidge.

Her newest book is The Great Society: A New History (November, 2019, Harper Collins). Miss Shlaes is the author of five previous books, four of which are New York Times bestsellers: Germany: The Empire Within, The Greedy Hand: Why Taxes Drive Americans Crazy, The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, Coolidge, and The Forgotten Man/Graphic. She was a syndicated columnist for ten years, first at the Financial Times, then Bloomberg. Before that, she served as an editorial board member of The Wall Street Journal. Over the decades she has published in periodicals including The New Republic, The New Yorker, the Spectator of London, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and National Review. For the past seven years she has also chaired the jury of the Hayek Prize, the Manhattan Institute's book prize.

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