Arthur C. Brooks Articles

The Virtues of ‘Ryanism’

11:00 PM, Aug 21, 2012

Since the 2008 election, American conservatism has been in a struggle to define itself. Now the selection of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's vice presidential candidate is helping to resolve that struggle.

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Not Taking Other People’s Money

Isn’t that the morally decent thing to do?
Jul 18, 2011

The problem with socialists, according to Margaret Thatcher, is that “they always run out of other people’s money.” We haven’t hit that point just yet, but we have hit our nation’s legal credit limit of $14.3 trillion. To avoid defaulting on our loans, policymakers must raise that limit.

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