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Ryan McMaken

Editor, Mises Wire and The Austrian

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Ryan McMaken (@ryanmcmaken) is the editor of Mises Wire and The Austrian. Send him your article submissions, but read article guidelines first. 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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When LBJ Assaulted a Fed Chairman

Money and BanksU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog07/31/2018

Naturally, Fed chairmen claim they are never influenced by politicians who threaten them. But it would by naïve to take this at face value.

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The Plastic Straw Ban: Enforced With Violence

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Police State

Blog07/30/2018

Every government law, regulation, or ordinance must ultimately meet noncompliance with jail cells and government agents with guns. 

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You'll Soon Be 3-D Printing Guns at Home

07/26/2018Power & Market
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Block in NY Times: Trump's Tariffs a "Fake Fix"

07/26/2018Power & Market
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Three Economics Lessons I Learned from My Dad

The EntrepreneurLabor and WagesProtectionism and Free TradeValue and Exchange

Blog07/25/2018

Business owners understand that the key to prosperity is to reduce costs and deliver more goods to the customer. Wage workers, however, often want higher prices in order to "protect" their jobs.

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