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Ryan McMaken

Editor, Mises Wire and The Austrian

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Ryan McMaken is the editor of Mises Wire and The Austrian. Send him your article submissions, but read article guidelines first. (Contact: email; twitter.) Ryan has degrees in economics and political science from the University of Colorado, and was the economist for the Colorado Division of Housing from 2009 to 2014. He is the author of Commie Cowboys: The Bourgeoisie and the Nation-State in the Western Genre.

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No Country Should Be Bigger Than This

Big GovernmentPolitical TheoryPrivate Property

Blog01/13/2017

Even if we agreed that states can provide certain amenities of value, state powers still become dangerously prone to abuse the larger the state grows.

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Beware "Revenue Neutral" Tax Reform

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/12/2017

There is a lot of talk about tax reform these days. Not surprisingly, none of it involves cutting spending or lessening government revenue.

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Mexicans Are Blaming "Neoliberalism" for Socialism's Failures

Global EconomyMonopoly and CompetitionPolitical Theory

Blog01/11/2017

A state monopoly on the oil industry has been impoverishing Mexicans for decades. Yet, the market is blamed for the economy's woes.

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Jeff Sessions's Drug War May End What's Left of States' Rights

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/10/2017

The Drug War has become a linchpin in the fight against continued federal centralization of power. Jeff Sessions is on the wrong side of the fight.

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Taxpayers Footing the Bill for the Inauguration Junkets

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/10/2017

The inauguration events are nothing more than pro-government propaganda and fundraising. And, they will cost the taxpayers more than $100 million.

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