• • Paul Ryan's Misconceived Rugged Individualism
Mugambi Jouet, Truthout The Fountainhead |Egoism |Individual Rights |Individualism |Paul Ryan | In The Fountainhead, novelist Ayn Rand - Ryan’s inspiration - extolled unbridled individualism by depicting an ambitious architect vying to succeed on his own. But could a real-world architect fulfill his aspirations if beset by health problems and exorbitant bills? Medical expenses are a leading cause behind the majority of US bankruptcies. Most of the bankrupted are not even poor, but middle-class. Further, approximately 45,000 Americans die every year due to inadequate health insurance. In other words, access to health care empowers people to live their lives.