Brian Riedl writes:
I’ve never understood the intense hatred of Paul Ryan. Agree or disagree on policies — he treated people well (even when they didn’t return the favor), avoided demagoguery, good family man, no scandals. Thats what we should want out of elected officials.
Since Mr. Riedl has blocked me on twitter (apparently – I’m not a techie person), I’ll comment here.
We know that Paul Ryan engaged in inflation and counter-cyclical fiscal policy fear-mongering, foisted a “Path to Prosperity” blueprint for austerity that kept thousands unemployed longer than necessary. So yes, I despise a person for unecessarily causing harm to my fellow human being because they are wilfully blinded by ideology. People in positions of power need to be held to account for their decisions.
Here is a partial recap of Representative Ryan’s Weltanschauung.
Budgeting and Macro Responses
- “Assume a can opener”
- “Heritage Breaks Internet Silence on Its Ryan Plan Simulations (w/o a single number!)”
- “More on the Characteristics of the Heritage Foundation CDA Analysis of the Ryan Plan”
- “Implied Supply Side Elasticities from the Heritage CDA Simulations”
- “Representative Ryan’s Roadmap: Interesting Implied Macro Impacts”
Inflation and Interest Rates
- “Crowding Out Watch: July 2012”
- “High Inflation at the Gates?”
- “Looking Forward in the New Year: Crowding Out and Hyper-Inflation Watch”
- “Core, and More, Near Zero”
- “Inflation Fears and Measures of Expected Inflation”