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  • The Spare: A slim book review

    Posted on September 4th, 2023 cwmoore No comments

    The book “The Spare” is a book about Prince Harry’s perspective of his early life, his mother and his exit from royal life. In essence, Harry was forced out by sibling rivalry, a passive Prince Charles (now King Charles) and a bureaucratic, self-serving, sometimes corrupt, and largely money driven cadre of hovering sycophants around the immediate royal family. My view of King Charles and Heir Prince William came out tarnished. My view of the dear departed Queen Elizabeth II remains the same.

    I will not spoil the book too much here. The people that read it will find a bunch of self-entitled, well educated people who are blind to realities of common man. It is only when they are in their latter twenties and early thirty’s that the more stereotype, British top royal society images appear.

    The book is worth the read and I procured mine via Libby and my Indiana library card. I had to wait about a month. It is an easy to read, fast progressing but filled with recollections book.

  • Bidenomics

    Posted on September 2nd, 2023 cwmoore No comments

    The economic numbers for the Biden administration are remarkable and demonstrate the strength of the system under which the government operated from 1933 to 1981: the idea that investing in ordinary Americans builds the economy far more efficiently than so-called “supply-side economics.” That economic ideology, advanced by the Reagan Republicans, claimed that cutting regulations and concentrating wealth at the top of the economy would enable business leaders to invest in the economy efficiently, cutting costs and driving economic growth. 

    But that vision has never produced as promised, while it has dramatically concentrated wealth and power since it went into effect in 1981. “Bidenomics” is a rejection of that theory and a return to the economic vision that built the country in the fifty years before it. Investing in infrastructure and programs that help ordinary Americans puts money and the power of innovation into their hands, driving the economy from the bottom up and the middle out, as Biden puts it. 

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