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Ryan McMaken and Jeff Deist on Radical Decentralization

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07/21/2018Ryan McMakenJeff Deist editor Ryan McMaken joins Jeff Deist live at Mises U to make the radical case for decentralization of political power. They tackle the Misesian view of self-determination, Professor Bryan Caplan's recent critique of decentralization as mechanism for liberty, how subsidiarity could improve the ugly culture wars in the US, and why smaller states—and smaller electorates—make more sense than political universalism.

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Contact Ryan McMaken

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

Contact Jeff Deist

Jeff Deist is president of the Mises Institute. He previously worked as chief of staff to Congressman Ron Paul, and as an attorney for private equity clients. Contact: email; Twitter.

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