Monday Jul 28
New York Magazine
Is Paul Ryan Still Paul Ryan?
In the wake of the disastrous 2012 election, Paul Ryan recognized that he faced a central problem: He was beginning to be seen not as the bold paragon of fiscal rectitude that media accounts had relentlessly depicted when he first emerged as a Republican leader, but as an " Ayn Rand miser ."
Privatization is a Failed Experiment
I've long felt latest incarnation of conservatism should be called out for what it is....a radical experiment.
The Daily Beast
My Problem With People Who Agree With MeBy P. J. O'Rourke
I have just returned from a confab of people who agree with me, at one of the nation's largest annual gatherings of individuals and organizations devoted to libertarianism and libertarian-conservatism.
Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal
Weekend Reading: Jonathan Chait vs. The Hax of Sol III
Also, this week, the Congressional Budget Office again revised down its cost estimates for Medicare, which now spends $50 billion a year less than it was projected to before Obamacare passed.
Kickstarting John Galt
Last September, the producers of Atlas Shrugged Part III : Who Is John Galt? launched a Kickstarter campaign that ended up raising $446,000 to help fund the final installment of the film adaptation of Ayn Rand's 1957 novel about a world driven to the brink of collapse by overweening redistributionist government.