Amity Shlaes - Biography

Amity Shlaes is a senior fellow and director of the Four Percent Project at the George W. Bush Institute. She is the author of the best-sellers "The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression" and "The Greedy Hand: Why Taxes Drive Americans Crazy." She is also the author of a forthcoming biography, "Coolidge."

Shlaes also wrote a book on German reunification, "Germany: The Empire Within." She was formerly a columnist for the Financial Times and a member of the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal.

In the early 1990s she served as the Journal's op-ed editor. Prior to that she followed the collapse of communism for The Wall Street Journal/Europe. She is the winner of the Manhattan Institute's Hayek Prize and of the Frederic Bastiat Prize, awarded for writing on political economy.

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