In a speech on tax policy this week, Paul Ryan laid out his plan to roll back taxes on the top 1% of income earners, telling his audience that trickle down economics is the only path forward for our economy. Someone get this man a history book or perhaps enroll him in a community college economics course because his backwards beliefs will lead us straight into another recession. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this. 

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced