Monday, August 20, 2012
Paul Ryan Is Making The Economist Crazy
The Economist published this article on Paul Ryan. It is consistent with the efforts of the Wall Street Journal, and many beltway pundits, to portray Ryan as a serious thinker who has a plan to promote fiscal responsibility in the US. But when it analyzes the Ryan plan if finds all kinds of faults with the plan. The analysis raises serious questions about whether it is a plan at all. It is pretty clear that Paul Ryan must be held in high regard even though his plan is riddled with serious problems. The plan does not need to be serious, but The Economist must accept the idea that Ryan is a serious person if it wants to be consistent with conservative opinion in the US.