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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 the 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 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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The Capitol Riots and the Coming "Counterrevolution"

Anti-PoliticsDemocracyMedia and CulturePolitical Theory

5 hours agoMises Media
Democrats and anti-Trump GOP leaders are calling the Capitol riot a "coup" and "treason." This is in part because if Washington politicians can portray the riot as a grave threat, they can use the riot as an excuse to greatly expand federal power.
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There Is No Such Thing as Treason

U.S. History


Some of the Capitol rioters are apparently guilty of real crimes like assault. Or even attempted murder. But none are guilty of the made-up, imaginary "crime" that is "treason."

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The Capitol Riot Wasn’t a Coup. It Wasn't Even Close.

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

01/13/2021Mises Media
Coups are nearly always acts committed by elites against the sitting executive power using the tools of the elites. It's clear the elites want Trump gone, and Wednesday's riot was no coup.
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Larry Summers Reminds Us That Federal "Stimulus" Mostly Exists to Help Wall Street

Money and Banks

01/12/2021Mises Media
For people who remain mystified as to how populists like Donald Trump get elected, they need not look much further than this.
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Medical Errors and the Cult of Expertise in the Age of Covid


01/09/2021Mises Media
Many healthcare professionals have happily embraced the same attitude as cops: "We're experts, don't you dare question us." But the 100,000 yearly medical-error deaths suggest this expertise ought to be questioned more often.
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