RONALD G. WAYNE – Born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 17, 1934, is a true “Renaissance“ man. He is best known as one of the co-founders of the Apple Computer Company, along with the principle movers of that enterprise, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. It was an adventure that occupied only a small part of his life – as compared to the times he was engaged in the designing and building of slot machines and other professional gaming products. He’s a well-credentialed inventor, holding nearly a dozen U.S. Patents covering a range of fundamental concepts.
He graduated from the School of Industrial Arts, New York City in 1953, and then conducted a program of self-education that supported a life-long career in electro-mechanical engineering and product development. In the mid-1970s, he developed a friendship with Steve Jobs which eventually led to their joint founding of the Apple Computer Company – an enterprise based on the inventive genius of Steve Wozniak, combined with the astounding organizational skills and dynamic drive of Steve Jobs.
Starting in early adulthood, in parallel with his professional life, Wayne developed an insatiable compulsion to know the origins, the workings, and the fundamental principles of “currency”. It was a personal, forty-year exploration that in time would answer such questions as “Why some kinds of currency preserved buying power for centuries, while others inflate themselves out of existence.”. In time, the successful conclusions he reached were vindicated, not only by the accurate anticipation of today’s worldwide economic conditions, decades in advance but by the demonstrated proof of the status of his own personal savings, which has been exclusively in the form of precious metals for the last forty years. In this book, the discussion on “The Nature of Money” is now demonstrated to be vital to the personal security of each and every one of us.
Mr. Wayne went on, coincidentally, to apply the same analytical methods to the world of socio-politics and the nature of governance. Contained within the first two-thirds of this book is a distilled, but eye-opening, exploration of the history of human governance, and its eventual culmination in the most advanced form of this system, the Constitutional Republic. The discussion goes on to outline the forces and events which inspired the creation of the U.S. Constitution and molded its architecture. Finally, Insolence of Office then considers the unfolding of today’s most profound social and political issues, when analyzed under the stark light of the founding principles of this nation. It is a discussion which suggests the kind of reasoning that must now be applied, by the public will, to our current issues and problems, if we are to avoid the threatened collapse of this Republic – a Republic which was once the light and hope of the world, and may yet be so, once again.
He is also an exceptional illustrator, a whimsical writer, a compulsive model-builder, a skilled machinist and a ravenous researcher into the nature of socio-politics and socio-economics. Some of these skills were combined to support his fifty-year career in electro-mechanical engineering and product development.
He now lives in semi-retirement in the small town of Pahrump, Nevada.