Amity Shlaes

Amity Shlaes (rhymes with “blaze”) chairs the board of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and the Manhattan Institute’s Hayek Book Prize, and serves as a scholar at the King’s College. A former member of the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board, Miss Shlaes published a weekly syndicated column for more than a decade, appearing first in the Financial Times, then in Bloomberg.

Miss Shlaes is the author of The Great Society: A New History and four New York Times bestsellers: The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great DepressionThe Forgotten Man/ GraphicCoolidge, and The Greedy Hand: How Taxes Drive Americans Crazy. 

Miss Shlaes is the winner of the Hayek and Bastiat Prizes. A magna cum laude graduate of Yale College and winner of the American Academy in Berlin JP Morgan fellowship, Miss Shlaes is married to fellow author Seth Lipsky. The Lipskys have four children.