Paul says that rather than merely opposing austerity, the left should be pushing for supply-side socialism that opposes managerialist capitalism. I'm pretty sure he's right, and very sure he'll be ignored.
By Ezra Klein
Americans don't necessarily like funding the military and aid expenditures that go along with being the world's single superpower, but they're pretty into the idea of being that superpower. That's why the conflict with China that's implied in American political rhetoric is that they're going to "catch up" to America, or "leave us behind." They have more people, better trains, faster growth, more engineers and so on. To the American mind, it stands to reason that they'd want to make a play for the crown.