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Ryan McMaken (@ryanmcmaken) is a senior editor at the Mises Institute. Send him your article submissions for the Mises Wire and Power and Market, but read article guidelines first. Ryan has a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in public policy and international relations from the University of Colorado. He 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.

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After Secession, What Happens to the National Debt?

SecessionU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

08/13/2022Mises Media
National divorce does happen, and debts are not necessarily repudiated as a result. We can look to examples from Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Czech-Slovak split.
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"Coup" Means Whatever the Regime Wants It to Mean

World History


If the situation were reversed and protestors had invaded the Capitol to support a left-wing candidate, we can be sure that the vocabulary used to describe the event would be quite different. 

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The FBI: A Stasi for America

Big GovernmentStrategyThe Police State

08/09/2022Mises Media
Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop dive into the FBI's raid of Donald Trump.
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The Fed Is Making It Up as It Goes, So It Ditched Forward Guidance

Economic PolicyThe FedMonetary PolicyMoney and BanksU.S. Economy

08/06/2022Mises Media
Powell said that moving forward "we think it's time to just go to a meeting by meeting basis." Translation: "Things might go even more off the rails at any time, so let’s just play it by ear."
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Household Employment Goes Nowhere for Fourth Month

08/05/2022Power & Market

Employed persons are still about a half a million jobs below the February 2020 peak, but the more worrying trend is in the fact that total employment has been flat for the past four months. 

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