Bio for Amity Shlaes
As Tax Day Passes, the Tax Grope Begins
April 15, 2013 | 90 CommentsFirst comes Tax Day, then comes the Tax Grope.
Why Thatcher Wouldn’t Succeed in Our ‘Lean In’ Culture
April 08, 2013 | No commentsThere could never be another “Iron Lady.”
What Parents Don’t Know About Bowdoin
April 03, 2013 | 422 CommentsAlumni like to rant, especially conservative alumni. The disgruntled fellows (it’s usually a fellow) seize any chance for a complaint session alleging whatever errors the school is committing are somehow greater than errors it made in the 1980s, or even the raucous 1960s.
The Republicans’ Self-Defeating War on Eyeshades
March 21, 2013 | No commentsWhat’s with the green eyeshades?
Gatsby, Galbraith and the Myth of Coolidge’s Crash
February 26, 2013 | 179 CommentsWhat’s next after the Oscars? More Gatsby, of course. “The Great Gatsby,” featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and coming in May, will be the fourth, or by some counts the fifth or sixth, movie version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel about the illusion created by false wealth in the 1920s.