In this and other photo opportunities, Lange projected a friendly and approachable image and was commonly thought of as compassionate. Here, he is about to donate money for famine relief. However, he became increasingly associated with the negative social changes that accompanied the radical economic reforms of ‘Rogernomics’.
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