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Ryan McMaken

Editor, Mises Wire and The Austrian

Tags Bureaucracy and RegulationEducationThe EnvironmentStrategyTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

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Ryan McMaken (@ryanmcmaken) is a senior editor at the Mises Institute. Send him your article submissions for Mises Wire and The Austrian, 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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As Fed Founders, Get Ready for More Radical Monetary Policy

05/09/2019Power & Market

The Fed has basically given up on "normalization" which means central bankers and their friends are working on even more radical policy options for the next crisis.

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End Federal Prohibitions of Hallucinogenic Mushrooms

05/08/2019Power & Market

Hallucinogenic 'shroom de-criminalization managed to get a narrow win in Denver this week. Here's why it was so close in a place where marijuana legalization won easily.

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Public Schools Aren't Taking Security Seriously


Maybe the fact that both homicides and violent crime overall have nearly halved over the past 20 years is a reason school officials show little interest in taking practical steps toward on-site security.

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The Pentagon Doesn't Want to Report on Its Failed War in Afghanistan

05/02/2019Power & Market

Governments hate accountability, and they hate reporting on their own failed programs, like the war in Afghanistan.

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Reminder: The French State Owns Notre Dame

05/01/2019Power & Market

Notre Dame didn't have fire insurance because it's owned by the French state. This has been the case since the French Revolution, and it could mean anything goes in the reconstruction effort.

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