Today’s WSJ (Kim Strassel’s column) features a piece on a young Republican candidate for Congress (Sean Duffy) in Wisconsin’s 7th District, a district in north-central Wisconsin that has been held by David Obey since about the end of the last ice age. I like what he says. “I’m running because this is the fight of my generation….Our fight is becoming one for the principles of free markets against creeping socialism.”

To defeat Obey, Duffy will need to be really well informed about the causes of the economic debacle and for that he should read Meltdown by Thomas Woods. He also needs to be able to show voters that all the talk about Democrats being “for the little guy” and opponents of big business is pure blather. For that, he should read Tim Carney’s new book Obamanomics.