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Don and Perry interview Burton Folsom, Jr., author of New Deal or Raw Deal: How FDR’s Legacy Has Damaged America.

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6/27/2009

Don and Perry interview Burton Folsom, Jr., author of New Deal or Raw Deal: How FDR’s Legacy Has Damaged America. Not only are there legacy issues to examine, but there are warnings from our history that we should be paying attention to today as the federal government increasingly intervenes in our economy. We need to look at our history to learn what we do not want to repeat. Mr. Folsom has provided a well documented examination of the New Deal that shatters myths and popular opinion of FDR’s economic and political legacy. As we face the most difficult economic period since the Depression, we must avoid prior mistakes. Join this discussion.
 
 

 
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Dr. Burton W. Folsom      

Dr. Burton Folsom Jr. is a history professor at Hillsdale College and senior fellow in economic education for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. From 1994 -1999, Folsom was the Mackinac Center's senior fellow in economic history.

For the Mackinac Center, Folsom has authored dozens of widely reprinted articles about Michigan's rich and varied past as well as a 1997 book, Empire Builders: How Michigan Entrepreneurs Helped Make America Great. His other books include The Myth of the Robber Barons, now in its third edition, and Urban Capitalists. He also has edited two volumes, The Spirit of Freedom: Essays in American History and The Industrial Revolution and Free Trade. His work has appeared in major newspapers and magazines including The Detroit News, The American Spectator, and The Wall Street Journal.

Folsom received his Ph.D. in American history from the University of Pittsburgh and since 1988 has served as editor of Continuity: A Journal of History.