Personally, I am somewhat concerned that Ron Paul might be absolutely correct in his assessment: "There is essentially no difference between one administration and another, no matter what the platform." The global context, economically and politically, is one that leaves little room for impact at this point. But then, what would a Swiss know about US politics? I do have to say, though, that I have been impressed with Romney's Vice President Candidate, Mr. Paul Ryan. We've included in the News Briefs a recent article on Ryan's budget, published in the Wall Street Journal and written by Daniel Mitchell.