Our best presidents: Van Buren, Tyler, Cleveland….

On this celebration of Presidents Day, the Foundation for Economic Education includes several essays by historians on our best (or least bad) presidents. What makes for a good presidency? Not trampling upon the liberties of the people, not expanding the scope and cost of government, not getting the country into wars, not running up debt.

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  • Mitch Kokai

    I’m a little surprised that FEE includes Van Buren, who was arguably the founder of today’s Democratic Party. Of course, the Democratic Party of that era was much different than today’s Democrats, but Van Buren helped set the table for the partisan politics we’ve all come to know and loathe.