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LEADERSHIP & DEMOCRACY

  My name is Christopher Peter and welcome to the CRC Review. The CRC Review is your source for common sense commentary covering salient topics impacting our society and economy. The United States needs to have strong and decisive leadership both domestic and abroad to protect our way of life and our democratic form of government. Our leadership needs to be bold and able to advance our interests in the face of any challenges. America needs to be able to bring together our allies to craft effective solutions, while willing to go at it alone to pursue what is right and just.  A constant talking point in our political discourse is the fragility of our democracy. A strategy used to create fear of voting for opposing political candidates. Missing from our discussions are the attitudes and behaviors that take place each and every day that harm our democracy.  Behaviors that occur well beyond the beltway politics. Our American Democracy may cease to exist if we continue to silence the voice
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AMERICAN ADVERSITY

My name is Christopher Peter and welcome to the CRC Review. The CRC Review is your source for common sense commentary covering salient topics impacting our society and economy. America celebrated its 244th year since declaring our independence from the United Kingdom of Great Britain. Americans should be proud to live in the United States. America affords opportunity, freedom, and self-determination as well as a cultural melting pot like nowhere else. Our nation is not perfect, but neither is any other one. Our perspective must not anchor solely on our flaws, but on our strengths and efforts to overcome our past mistakes.  I am proud to be an American and live in the United States. I do not connect with those voices in our society attempting to use our past indiscretions as a divisive wedge for political purposes. Or a convenient cover for their perpetually failing political agendas. I rather look at the convenient facts. If America is so racist and discriminatory, why do so many

A NATION OF GOOD PEOPLE

My name is Christopher Peter and welcome to the CRC Review. The CRC Review is your source for common sense commentary covering salient topics impacting our society and economy.  The title of this podcast is a Nation of Good People. The United States of America is a nation of good people. Recent news events or trending social media threads might make it seem otherwise. But the totality of American life reflects kindness, generosity, and compassion that typically goes unnoticed. America is one of the only nations that goes to great lengths to empathize with its citizens. Even in situations where complaints derive from normal every day life. Most nations care little about the emotional hysteria of their people. The high velocity of information can make people lose perspective of the actual situation. People throw out selective statistics without considering the complete context of the actual data. This is largely why people tend to treat others based on stereotypes and false jud

OUR QUALITY OF LIFE

  My name is Christopher Peter and welcome to the CRC Review. The CRC Review is your source for common sense commentary covering salient topics impacting our society and economy.  The title of this podcast is Our Quality of Life. Americans are blessed to live in a nation that affords security, opportunity, and freedom, which many across the globe do not enjoy. While not perfect, there is no nation that really affords this mix in the same level of satisfaction as the United States does. Our Declaration of Independence affords us the right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, which epitomizes American life. Americans value freedom of self determination in how we live and how we pursue our definition of success. Opportunity and personal investment are the keystone of American freedom. Without economic freedom, the other freedoms are at risk.  The person or entity that controls your purse strings controls to a large degree of what you can do, say, or think. Consider those dependent

A BETTER WAY

  The CRC Review is your source for common sense commentary covering the public policy and salient topics impacting our national economy and overall society.  Our governing principle in America is that of a representative democracy, where the power theoretically resides with the people, who elect representatives to do the work of the government. The idea of a limited government is not simply a Republican staple, but an essential requirement for a free society.  The real foundation of American society is freedom. Freedom associated with the spirit of self-reliance. Freedom of self-determination in our economic pursuits and matters. Freedom to choose the way we live our lives and accepting the responsibility and consequences of those choices.  A requirement for a free society is the empowering of the people rather than government. Government, by nature, is somewhat oppressive by the coercive nature of limiting behaviors. Sometimes the limitations are essential. Other times the limitati

OUR CURRENT STATE

  The CRC Review is your source for common sense commentary covering the public policy and salient topics impacting our national economy and overall society.  The original content you will experience here will focus on available facts, evidence, and data to evaluate ideas that may improve our quality of life or reinforce our shared values and principles.  The current environment Americans live in is not normal. The residual effects of the global pandemic changed the way Americans interact and operate in society. Public policy provided Americans great insight on how far the government will go to demonstrate its power over the people.  America is a nation valuing freedom and self-determination, but our leaders went to great to curb both even when those efforts were no longer needed. Give the government an inch and it may take a mile through coercion. At times, society needs to trust our leaders, but our leaders should operate in the spirit of America.   In this podcast, I discuss the s

CRIME & SOCIETY

  The CRC Review is your source for common sense commentary covering the public policy and salient topics impacting our national economy and overall society.  Americans deserve to live in communities where law and order is the norm not a privilege. Americans of all backgrounds should be able to raise their children, work, and live their lives in safe communities. Threats to people’s safety, the public’s trust, and the credibility of our economy and institutions cannot be tolerated.  There really is no such thing as a victimless crime. There always is a victim in a crime. Insurance does not address all the repercussions associated with criminal acts. People should not sympathize with those who choose criminal acts. Yes, it is a choice.  Our idea of justice is not always as straight forward as one might ideally expect. The good do not always win and the bad in our society benefit. Americans must require our leaders hold bad actors accountable and improve law enforcement’s ability to b

THE MONEY WE SPEND

The CRC Review is your source for common sense commentary covering the public policy and salient topics impacting our national economy and overall society.  Some people feel that government spending is possible without limitations. These individuals are wrong. There are numerous examples throughout the world that excessive government spending negatively impacts an economy in the long run and devalues currency.  There is a need for government spending in times of crisis or economic instability but spending needs to be limited. The best approach is to utilize on what is needed before the private sector is able to provide for society once again. There is multiplier effect in terms of growth in private sector spending, whereas some economists believe there is a suppressing effect with public spending. Our spending also should not fully subsidize poverty rather help to elevate people towards income mobility. There will always be some people in need of perpetual assistance, but every able-bo

TAKING THE FIGHT TO POVERTY

  The CRC Review is your source for common sense commentary covering the public policy and salient topics impacting our national economy and overall society.  The common theme you experience here is the idea of empowering the people. Focusing on allowing people to make the choices that are best for the individual situations, needs, and wants. Americans should not be forced to limit our expectations to the choices afforded by government, rather by those available by our effort, opportunity, and ingenuity.  There is a need to expand opportunity in our society. Broadening the pipelines of success to more communities and groups in our society. The question is whether we do this through redistribution or through expanding the economic principles that made America the leading and most innovative economy in the world.  America must harness the innovation, ambition, and productivity of the American people, which many people seem hesitant to do. America should help more people of all differen