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Ryan McMaken

Executive Editor

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Ryan McMaken (@ryanmcmaken) is executive 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 is the author of Breaking Away: The Case of Secession, Radical Decentralization, and Smaller Polities and Commie Cowboys: The Bourgeoisie and the Nation-State in the Western Genre. He was a housing economist for the State of Colorado.

Ryan is a cohost of the Radio Rothbard podcast and the War, Economy, and State podcast, has appeared on Fox News and Fox Business, and has been featured in a number of national print publications including Politico, The Hill, Bloomberg, and The Washington Post.

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There's No Easy Way Out of This Debt Spiral

Money and BanksTaxes and Spending

2 hours agoMises Media
The new problem we now face arises from the fact that huge deficits are only manageable so long as interest rates remain very, very low.
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October's Sobering Jobs Report Adds to Mounting Bad Economic News

Money and BanksU.S. Economy

8 hours agoMises Media
Data on employed persons, wages, and other measures point to trouble ahead in an economy already strained by growing bankruptcies, mounting debts, and disappearing savings.
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Napoleon's Silver Lining

11/24/2023Power & Market
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How Fossil Fuel Revolutionized Our Kitchens and Our Food

World History


Coal drove the development of a whole new way of cooking and a radically different diet. A menu based upon coal-fired food was the cuisine that accompanied industrialization. Food and fuel were intricately linked in a fossil fuel-burning age.

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Should Libertarians Be Thankful for Milei's Election?

LibertarianismStrategyWorld History

11/23/2023Mises Media
On this episode of Radio Rothbard, Ryan and Tho discuss the aftermath of Javier Milei's election in Argentina.
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