According to some polls, more millennials today support socialism than capitalism. Is this a temporary blip or a more worrying long-term trend? Paul Ryan worries it is the latter, and the former Speaker joined this week’s episode of Banter to discuss how conservatives can go about changing this. We also ask Speaker Ryan about inequality, poverty, evidence-based policymaking, and much more in a rapid-fire Q&A.

Paul Ryan, who served as Speaker of the US House of Representatives from October 2015 to January 2019, is a distinguished visiting fellow in the practice of public policy at AEI. He is also a professor-of-the-practice at the University of Notre Dame, where he is teaching political science and economics. At AEI, Speaker Ryan’s work focuses on opportunity, mobility, the social safety net, and entitlement reform.

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