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Ryan McMaken

Editor, Mises Wire and The Austrian

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Ryan McMaken (@ryanmcmaken) is a senior editor at the Mises Institute. Send him your article submissions for Mises Wire and The Austrian, but read article guidelines first. Ryan has degrees in economics and political science from the University of Colorado, and was the economist for the Colorado Division of Housing from 2009 to 2014. He is the author of Commie Cowboys: The Bourgeoisie and the Nation-State in the Western Genre.

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Trump's "Salute to America" Is a Salute to Government Employees

If Americans really wanted to celebrate the spirit of the Declaration, they'd demand a parade of smugglers, tax cheats, and secessionists.

07/03/2019Power & Market
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Lee Iacocca: American Crony "Capitalist"

In truth, it was the American taxpayer who "saved" Chrysler, not Iacocca. And thanks to Iacocca, the taxpayer did so against his will since Iacooca was an expert at leveraging the coercive power of government to make others pay for his corporate schemes.

07/03/2019Power & Market
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American Policy Pushes Iran Toward Nuclear Weapons

War and Foreign Policy


There is no evidence that Iran is likely to capitulate to American demands. The historical record demonstrates that great powers can inflict enormous punishment on their adversaries and yet the pain rarely causes target states to surrender.

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IMF's Christine Lagarde Will Likely Be Next Head of the Euro Bank

07/02/2019Power & Market
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CNN Admits There Are Serious Problems with Central Banks' Low-Interest-Rate Policy

Money and Banks


There is reason to believe low-interest rate policy has lowered productivity, lessened economic growth, and favored large firms at the expense of small firms and innovation. Greater inequality and stagnating wealth has resulted.

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