• • The four biggest convention stories you won’t hear about
David Sirota, Salon Capitalism |Paul Ryan | 2. Socialism for Objectivists: An anti-government, pro-free-market “We Built This!” celebration held in a publicly funded stadium. Hysterical jeremiads against “socialism” and for the “free market” are sure to pepper the Republican convention, if not from the dais then from the assembled rabble. Likewise, the collective assembly will no doubt hold up Huge Government Republican Paul Ryan as a supposed image of Randian small government conservatism – despite his record to the contrary. Through it all, you can expect the assembled media to loyally echo the themes — and barely notice that the paroxysm of anti-government hysteria is taking place inside a socialist enterprise.