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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 the War Party Loves to Call Foreign Leaders Insane

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/07/2017
Why employ caution or think about the costs of war when we can wave everything aside with a "they're crazy!" claim, and proceed to pre-emptive war.

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Why Houston Doesn't Need Federal Flood Relief — In Four Charts

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and Spending

Blog08/31/2017
Texas and Houston are larger and wealthier than most countries. Forcing other states to pay for rebuilding is nothing more than political theater.

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Give Sanctuary Cities What They Want

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog08/29/2017
City governments and state government are increasingly at odds over issues like immigration. The answer lies in states bidding some cities "farewell."

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Southern Secession Was One Thing — and the War to Prevent It Was Another

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog08/24/2017
Southern secession was indeed motivated by slavery. But the war the North waged in response was not motivated by abolitionism.

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Domestic Politics Is Dictating Our Foreign Policy

Cronyism and CorporatismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog08/23/2017
The more Trump becomes isolated politically, the more he's likely to try and shore up his base by pandering to the Pentagon and its friends.

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