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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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Baby Formula: Thank Protectionists and the FDA for the Shortage

U.S. Economy


With the shortage have come the usual half-baked bromides about "evil corporations" and how they aren't regulated enough. The real fault lies with welfare statists, Trump-style protectionists, and the FDA. 

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Proliferation Isn't the Problem. Legacy Nuclear Powers Again Threaten the Globe.

War and Foreign Policy

05/13/2022Mises Media
Here we are in 2022, worrying about if the world's oldest nuclear powers will be the ones to touch off a global nuclear war. It's not Pakistan or North Korea or "proliferation." It's Washington and Moscow, yet again.
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Let Them Eat Raytheon Stock

Cronyism and CorporatismFinancial MarketsInflationU.S. EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

05/12/2022Mises Media
Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop discuss recent inflation news, broader chaos in financial markets, and another round of funding for Ukraine.
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PPI Inflation Is Over 10% Yet Again, Suggesting More CPI Growth in Coming Months

05/12/2022Power & Market

There are still no indications that inflationary pressures are about to disappear. Moreover, from a policy standpoint, neither the Biden administration nor the central bank have signaled they will be taking any steps that could reliably reverse this trend.

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1991: When America Tried to Keep Ukraine in the USSR

U.S. History

05/12/2022Mises Media
In the final days of the Soviet Union, the Washington establishment was convinced nationalism was a greater threat than Soviet despotism. Thus, George Bush tried to prop up the USSR and prevent Ukrainian secession.
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