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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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Inflation Up, Wages Down as Biden Passes the Buck to the Do-Nothing Fed

U.S. History


With inflation still near forty-year highs, this is the thirteenth month in a row during which earnings have fallen behind price inflation.

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Biden: Inflation Is Everybody’s Fault but Mine

Money and Banks


For the past six months, the regime has repeatedly used whatever bogeyman could be blamed for inflation—so long as the central bank remains blameless. First it was "greed," then it was covid, and now it is "Mr. Putin."

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Disney's Special District Is Not a "City-State" or "Private City"

U.S. Economy

05/10/2022Mises Media
One will occasionally hear from a libertarian activist that Disney World is some sort of model for totally private governance. This is a huge exaggeration of the reality.
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This Colorado Cop Is Learning a Lesson about Proportionality

05/10/2022Power & Market

“Law and order” types often have problems understanding proportionality and the fact that arresting people is simply not the solution to every legal infraction. 

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You Support Ukraine's Independence? Then You Support Secession.

War and Foreign Policy

05/06/2022Mises Media
In 1991, Ukrainians held an election and voted for secession. Today we’re supposed to cheer that. But to suggest something similar for a region of the United States? Well, we’re told that’s just plain wrong.
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