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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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Why Natural Disasters Are Worse For Poor Countries

The EnvironmentGlobal EconomyPoverty

Blog09/14/2017
Wealth-building and capital are the most important factors in weathering natural disasters — whether caused by global warming or not.

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The Neoconservatives Have Declared War on the Realists

U.S. EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/14/2017
Interventionist foreign policy is facing some challenges from foreign-policy realists. Naturally, neoconservatives are very upset about it.

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Think Gentrification Is Bad? The Opposite Is Worse

Value and Exchange

Blog09/13/2017
Land has no intrinsic value, and its price can go to zero under various conditions. Nearby owners will soon find themselves wishing for gentrification.

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Is Forced Military Service Good for the Economy?

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicySubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog09/12/2017
The latest argument in favor of conscription is that it's good for the economy. But, it's all just another central-planning scheme.

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What If Every Person Paid an Equal Share of the Military Budget?

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/11/2017
If military costs were spread out evenly, a family of four would be paying more than $9,000 per year.

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