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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 the 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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The Cost of Lockdowns in Human Health and Human Lives Is Becoming Increasingly Clear

U.S. EconomyInterventionism

06/02/2020Audio/Video
Of course, anyone who deals in interacting with the real world (i.e., not lifelong bureaucrats like Fauci, who needs not exhibit any actual competence to collect his $400,000 paycheck) understands that preserving and augmenting wealth is key in enhancing health and life.
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In the Lockdown Fight for Local Control, Colorado Counties Begin to Ignore State Edicts

Political Theory

06/01/2020Audio/Video
Some county governments in Colorado have made it clear that they don't intend to adhere to the governor's ongoing edicts requiring business closures and mandating social distancing. And it's unclear that the governor is willing to burn the political capital to force county governments to do so.
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Minneapolis Riots Are a Reminder That Police Don't Protect You or Your Property

Legal SystemThe Police State

Blog05/29/2020

Police are not legally obligated to provide protection from criminals. Nor are they motivated to go after hardened criminals or investigate violent crime. Self defense (or private security) is the only reliable option.

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What the Failed 55-MPH Speed Limit Law Tells Us about COVID Lockdowns

Big GovernmentHealthMedia and CultureThe Police State

05/29/2020Audio/Video
Americans were once harangued by government "experts" about the need to slow down on highways in order to save lives. Few listened. Today, laws demanding everyone "stay at home" may suffer a similar fate.
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3 Reasons States Will Reopen Regardless of What Trump Says

Blog05/29/2020

The reality of mandatory shutdowns is that state and local governments are now in the driver's seat, and that means that state and local politics is what really matters.

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