Confessions of an Old Man
How Millennials are Being Robbed
Confessions of an Old Man is about how next generation is being robbed of their future and what can they do about it. The goal of the book is to get Millennials angry enough to actively engage with the American political system and take control of their destiny instead of their future being decided by rich old white men. It is a statement of collective guilt that places the responsibility on my generation, the baby boomers, for dealing a bad card to their children and grandchildren. My generation controls the Congress, the Supreme Court, and the presidency, so we cannot shirk from the responsibility.
This book starts by defining the MI generation and characterizing its economic and political power in decades to come. It then provides an analysis of adverse impact of student loans, national debt, health-care cost, global warming, and retirement on future generations. The book concludes with a challenge and a road map of a better future for all Americans.
Kirkus Reviews “An inspiring, provocative encouragement to younger generations to exercise political clout….the author supplies a surprisingly sober analysis–one that’s consistently reasonable and pragmatic….this is an intelligent call for practical reform….A spirited critique of American politicians’ treatment of younger generations, and a plan of action for youth empowerment.”
San Francisco Book Review “Exploring the ways that the baby boomer generation has robbed millennials of future economic stability, Moon uses in-depth research to quickly establish himself as an authority on the subject…. Anyone who is interested in learning a little more about economics, government, the environment, and the implications of the so-called “American Dream” is sure to enjoy Moon’s Confessions of an Old Man.”
Manhattan Book Review “I recommend this book to all who desire imminent change, but I deem it a must-read for Millennials. …In his confession, this old man is guaranteed to convince the reader that serious issues can be conquered by working the democratic process–but the people must act.”
The Middle Class Comeback
Women, Millennials, and Technology Leading the Way
The middle class is the hallmark of the American dream and the backbone of a free and strong society. That dream has been shattered in recent decades for many Americans. Most of the media and politicians define the middle class by income, which has been stagnant at best or declining at worst for the average American. However, it is the cost of living as well as higher taxes that are larger factors adversely impacting the middle class. Moreover, government policies have exacerbated the middle-class decline.
The Middle Class Comeback counters the negativity of the dominant narrative surrounding the past, present, and most importantly the future of the American middle class. Despite the doom and gloom making headlines, there are major forces working together: the rising power of women and millennials combined with rapid technological advances will prove that the middle class is ripe for a comeback.
Kirkus Review “A diagnosis of American middle-class woes and a hopeful blueprint for its revival. … It’s a thoughtful, lucid study, and it’s refreshing to see an unflinching discussion of the middle-class difficulties that doesn’t surrender to fatalistic despair. … As a brief primer on the state of the middle class, this is a valuable contribution to public debate. … A sensible, bipartisan analysis of the future of a major segment of American society.”
Foreword Reviews “Munir Moon’s perceptive book, The Middle Class Comeback, offers a realistic but decidedly optimistic view of the future of America’s middle class. … The Middle Class Comeback is smart, succinct, and easy to read, yet it proactively addresses some of this country’s most pressing problems. In a relatively short work, Munir Moon has done an admirable job of focusing on the three key factors that he believes will lead to the resurgence of the middle class.”
Midwest Book Review “The Middle Class Comeback gives concrete reason for hope and a path forward through continued innovation and political engagement. … As he provides a sweeping history of how social and political processes have traditionally been addressed across the board, Moon notes: “The nation needs a new definition of engagement.”
The Beltway Beast
Stealing from Future Generations and Destroying the Middle Class
The Beltway Beast transcends the anger and frustration of American people with their leaders failing to solve the country’s problems. It documents our current reality and offers transformational ideas, such as shrinking the Presidential Primary process by utilizing technology, reducing healthcare cost through Smart Patient Credits, and using a Value Based Tax system that transfers power from Washington back to the states.
The Beltway consists of Washington, D.C. and surrounding counties, and the Beast includes the Military-Industrial Complex, multinational corporations, foreign agents, lobbyists and Congress. The Beltway Beast is directed toward a system controlled by the Democrats and the Republicans representing the ghosts of the past with the Senate being made up of 80% men, 67% millionaires and an average age of 62 years. They govern in unison by piling up debt on our children, taxing the working income more than the non-working income, violating our privacy, and giving the illusion of security while keeping us on a perpetual war footing.
The Beltway Beast makes the case for a new mainstream political party that is fiscally responsible and socially compassionate. Only with new people and a new way of thinking a transformation is possible. Out of every crisis, there is an opportunity and The Beltway Beast offers that glimmer of hope.
Kirkus Reviews “He marshals impressive statistical evidence in favor of his thesis that government aggrandizement has come at the expense of voter power. … he offers a measured, serious diagnosis of today’s political difficulties, coupled with a wealth of provocative potential solutions. … An engaging critique that sees the two-party system as the source of the United States’ political travails.”
Foreword Reviews “The Beltway Beast is a concise look at a litany of problems with the American political system. … The book is well researched, filled with statistics. … His tone of controlled, well-thought-out frustration and exasperation will resonate with many Americans, and this calm reasoning helps further the cause more effectively than rage.”
San Francisco Book Review “The Middle Class Comeback gives concrete reason for hope and a path forward through continued innovation and political engagement. … As he provides a sweeping history of how social and political processes have traditionally been addressed across the board, Moon notes: “The nation needs a new definition of engagement.”