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    The U.S. economy - Year 2022

    Example of inflation at the micro level ... I usually go out for lunch with a few colleagues from work. A favorite is a sandwich/salad/soup shop. As of a few months ago, sandwiches were in the $10 range. Then prices were raised to $12+/-. As of last week the same sandwiches became $15+/-.
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    The U.S. economy - Year 2022

    To put in perspective ... IIRC, when the Obama administration started to cut back on military spending, the forecasted savings was $500B over ten years. Forces reduced, bases closed, new weapons systems shelved with much fanfare. Compare that with the more than $500B that was wasted/stolen...
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    What are you reading right now (II)?

    Pass of Fire by Taylor Anderson
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    What are you reading right now (II)?

    re-read The Political Writings of Thomas Jefferson edited by Edward Dumbauld
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    What are you reading right now (II)?

    River of Bones by Taylor Anderson
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    LGBTQ Issues: Will We Choose Love and Acceptance or Hate and Oppression?

    I'm not sure why we are restricted to two choices (love/acceptance vs. hate/oppression). I'm non-binary. I choose love and oppression. That's how I roll. And if you don't accept it (nay, approve of it), you're a Nazi.
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    What are you reading right now (II)?

    re-read The Federalist Papers
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    Price of gas

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/10/energy/record-gas-price/index.html
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    Price of gas

    Race you to $5.
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    What are you reading right now (II)?

    re-read Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
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    Price of gas

    Filled up at $4.89/gal yesterday. Almost $100.
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    What are you reading right now (II)?

    re-read Common Sense, The Rights of Man, and Other Essential Writings of Thomas Paine
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    What are you reading right now (II)?

    Devil's Due by Taylor Anderson
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    Russia Invades Ukraine IX

    A two-faced European government? Say it ain't so.

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