American citizens aren’t begging private industry to save us today, they are looking to the government for action. The small government ideology of the Republican Party is a compete failure, and if this pandemic proves nothing else then that should be it. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains how the failures of conservative ideology put us in this position.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. 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