TITLE: The Creative Society & the Price Americans Paid for It
SPEAKER: Louis Galambos
EVENT DATE: 06/13/2012
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 66 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Educated professionals have been responsible for shaping much of America's history, according to scholar Louis Galambos. Since the turn of the 20th century, teachers, scientists, doctors, administrators, lawyers and business managers, among others have been at the forefront of innovation and have provided solutions to many of the nation's challenges. Our forefathers from all walks of life make up this creative class who sought education to improve their lives and in the process, made advances for American society. In his book "The Creative Society and the Price Americans Paid for It," Louis Galambos asserts that entrepreneurial thinkers have always been the staple of American progress.
Speaker Biography: A graduate of Indiana University and Yale University, Galambos is a professor of history at The Johns Hopkins University and editor of The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower. He also is the co-director of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health and the Study of Business Enterprise. Galambos held the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History in 2006 at the John W. Kluge Center in the Library of Congress.