Outstanding article with MANY excellent points.
Too much to comment on all of them, but I’ll pick just 1.
1. Trump & Gates are not like other CEOs. Actually I would quibble with that and say that Gates is much more like the others than you might think, but your point is valid. Trump has SKIN IN THE GAME.
There are far too many MBAs running US companies. MBAs who did not start or nurture those companies and whose main goal seems to extend only to the next quarter and/or manipulating the stock price and/or enriching themselves.
My quibble: I would argue that there are many like Gates who appear to have started and run their own companies, but they did not. I believe they were set up by the Deep State. In this category I would put Zuckerberg, Brin & Page, Bezos, and many others. The best example of this is Epstein!! Where do you suppose his billions came from? How did he get his start? See any evidence of business activity? Anything that would generate billions? Any particular reason that already rich people would go to him for “financial advice”?
JE is the most extreme example, but I have a hunch that there are many like him in the business world. This is why POTUS has had to be careful and take his time dismantling the DS enterprises. He wants to remove the cancer (DS players) without killing the patient (US economy, normal US citizens invested in DS-controlled companies).
I realize I’m off on a bit of a tangent from your article, but hope you find this useful/interesting.
I hope a lot of Freepers read it and _get_ _it_.
Thanks... and I do get find what you say interesting.
I think Gates owned the rights to the operating system and worked out a deal with IBM to support the IBM PC. His billions evolved from that.
But that doesn’t mean he wasn’t influence by the Deep State. Look at all the government agencies buying Microsoft software.
Lots of ways he could have been interested.
And I totally agree that Trump is going slow because it’s the pragmatic way to get his main objective accomplished — Make America Great Again.