Burt Folsom, a professor, author on the free market system and a guest scholar at the Heritage Foundation will address Ada County's Lincoln Day banquet Thursday night.
Folsom's latest book is, "New Deal or Raw Deal? How FDR’s Economic Legacy Has Damaged America."
The annual banquet is expected to draw as many as 1,000 people to the Boise Centre. Tickets are $49 in advance and $60 at the door. Social hour is at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7.
Folsom, a Nebraska native, has a bachelor's from Indiana University, a master’s from the University of Nebraska and a doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. He has taught at Murray State University, Northwood University, and currently holds the Charles Kline Chair in History and Management at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich.
Folsom also worked for several years at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and the Center for the American Idea. He has published six books, including "Myth of the Robber Barons," which explores the role of market entrepreneurs and political entrepreneurs.
Folsom also serves as Senior Historian at the Foundation for Economic Education and writes a quarterly column for the foundation's publication, The Freeman.
His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Business History Review, Investor’s Business Daily and the Washington Times. He has appeared on the Glenn Beck Show, FOX & Friends, and C-Span. On talk radio, he is a frequent guest of Rusty Humphries and Michael Medved.
He and his wife, Anita, write for their blog at BurtFolsom.com.
The Ada County Lincoln Day Banquet is Idaho’s oldest Lincoln Day event, held each February around Presidents Day.
Reservations are available through Thursday. Reserve tables and sponsorship tables are also available. Table reservations can be made by contacting Cameron Arial at 559-4353. For individual reservations, call Cheryl Miller at 890-6425. Tickets can also be purchased at AdaCoLincolnDay@yahoo.com.
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