TITLE: Jack Kemp, An American Idealist
SPEAKER: Morton Kondracke
EVENT DATE: 05/24/2012
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 66 minutes
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Morton Kondracke discussed the life and political career of Jack Kemp. Kemp served nine terms in Congress as a representative from New York and as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under the George H.W. Bush administration. He is known as a leading advocate of supply-side economics, and co-sponsored the law that resulted in the 1981 tax cuts under President Ronald Reagan. Kemp was the first lawmaker to popularize "enterprise zones" to encourage development in underserved urban neighborhoods.
Speaker Biography: Morton Kondracke is a national commentator and journalist of nearly 50 years. He served as the first Jack Kemp Chair in Political Economy at the John W. Kluge Center in the Library of Congress.