A research report on Paul Ryan, the high quality of VA health care, child farm labor, and more in Weekend Reading. (More)

For this weekend’s reading list, we have an opposition research report on Paul Ryan and the story of how he has helped the GOP be taken over by Ayn Rand’s philosophy, an evaluation showing that the VA provides some of the best health care in the U.S., a report on the importance of Social Security disability insurance, economists cited by the Romney campaign disagreeing with the campaign, and the perils of child labor in U.S. agriculture.

Paul Davis Ryan Research Report – a 290-page opposition research report on the weaknesses of Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan, from his plan to abolish Medicare to his proposal to raise taxes on the middle class in order to finance further tax giveaways to millionaires and billionaires.

Fussbudget: How Paul Ryan Captured the GOP – the story of the rise of Paul Ryan, who has explained that “The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand.”

Improving Quality of Care: How the VA Outpaces Other Systems in Delivering Patient Care – an evaluation showing that the Veteran’s Administration health care system, which is “socialized medicine,” provides better quality care than other U.S. health care providers.

Social Security Disability Insurance is Vital to Workers With Severe Impairments – an in-depth report on the Social Security disability insurance system, its importance to disabled workers, and how the system can be strengthened.

Economists to Romney Campaign: That’s Not What Our Research Says – many of the economists who the Romney campaign cites in support of his economic proposals say that the campaign is misinterpreting their work.

Fields of Peril: Child Labor in US Agriculture – a report on the hazardous conditions, long hours, and low wages facing many of the hundreds of thousands of children under the age of 18 who are working in U.S. agriculture.