Simulcast on Monday, April 13, 2009 with Lawrence W. Reed

First Published: 2009-04-10

View a Simulcast on Monday of Mackinac Center President Emeritus Lawrence W. Reed Speaking at CMU on “Lessons From the Great Depression”

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DATE: Monday, April 13, 2009
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Park Library Auditorium, Central Michigan University
EVENT: Live Webcast Q&A Session to Follow

Lawrence W. Reed, president emeritus of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, will discuss the Great Depression and its lessons for policymakers today. Reed’s popular monograph “Great Myths of the Great Depression” explodes conventional thinking about the period and President Franklin Roosevelt’s attempts to improve the economy.

“The history books are full of errors and omissions regarding the true role the federal government played in the Great Depression,” Reed observes. “FDR’s policies did not alleviate the suffering of the 1930s and in many cases made it worse — a legacy we’re still trying to overcome today.”

Reed is president of the nonprofit Foundation for Economic Education and holds an honorary doctorate in public administration from Central Michigan University. The event at CMU is sponsored by the Mackinac Center’s Students for a Free Economy, the CMU Collegiate Forum and the CMU Campus Conservatives. It is open to the public and free of charge.

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