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Ryan McMaken


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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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NATO Plans to Rip Off Americans Even More as Sweden and Finland Set to Join

Big GovernmentU.S. EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

05/27/2022Mises Media
The Europeans are welcome to keep NATO going if they like. But the time has come for the United States to exit.
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Police Botched the Uvalde Standoff. Now Gun Controllers Want to Give Police More Power.

U.S. History


Police stood around outside the Uvalde, Texas, school while a gunman shot children inside. Meanwhile, gun control advocates tell us we should just trust the cops to keep us safe. 

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Just How Common Are School Shootings?

U.S. History


Thirty-nine people were killed in school shootings in 2018 (one of the worst years). In the same period, 900 children drowned, and 1,800 were murdered via child abuse. 

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McDonald's Closes All Stores in Russia as Woke Russophobes Rage

Global EconomyMedia and CultureWar and Foreign Policy

05/25/2022Mises Media
The presence of American companies in foreign nations was once seen as a sign of American superiority and an instrument of American cultural power. Not anymore.
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The Progressive Colonialism of Roe v. Wade

Big GovernmentProgressivismPolitical Theory

05/25/2022Mises Media
Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop discuss progressivism as a form of modern colonialism.
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