Paul Ryan Throws Support Behind Mental Health Reform Bill

Paul Ryan Throws Support Behind Mental Health Reform Bill

Paul Ryan’s Irish Amnesia

Paul Ryan’s Irish Amnesia

Krugman on Paul Ryan at CPAC: Actually kind of awesome, in the worst way.

Krugman on Paul Ryan at CPAC: Actually kind of awesome, in the worst way.

Outside that bubble, a fair number of people have noticed that Keynesian economics has performed spectacularly in the crisis — it successfully predicted that deficits wouldn’t drive up interest rates, that monetary expansion wouldn’t be inflationary, that austerity policies in Britain and elsewhere would hit economic growth. And no, don’t tell me that Keynesians predicted that the Obama stimulus would produce full employment; serious Keynesians, like me, were more or less frantically warning back in early 2009 that the stimulus was too small. But in Ryan’s world everyone knows that Keynesian economics has failed.

Is Paul Ryan stupid or crazy?

**The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand. – Paul Ryan 2005
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Is Paul Ryan stupid or crazy?

What kind of person reads Ayn Rand and gets inspired to go into public service or all things? Considering what she thought of public service, politics and politicians. Considering what she thought of the concept of The Public and Service in general.

I’m no fan of Rand. She was an objectively awful writer. Her philosophy is so comically bad to the point that it works better as a parody of philosophy. But I kind of understand someone reading Rand and being inspired to become an inventor or entrepreneur. She creates idealized images of an inventor/entrepreneur archetype and promotes this as man’s highest calling. Badly, but there is no accounting for taste.

Is there some public servant role model in her work that Ryan latched on to?

The Ryan Role

The Ryan Role

Mitt Romney Would Pay 0.82 Percent in Taxes Under Paul Ryan’s Plan

Mitt Romney Would Pay 0.82 Percent in Taxes Under Paul Ryan’s Plan

Paul Ryan used inside info to profit from the financial crisis

Paul Ryan used inside info to profit from the financial crisis