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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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The "Homo Economicus" Straw Man

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

02/06/2019Audio/Video
To understand the marketplace, it is not necessary to believe in the existence of a selfish, profit-maximizing human.
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If Climate Change Is Killing Us, Why Is Life Expectancy Increasing?

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Environment

Blog02/05/2019

If climate change effects aren't enough to put a noticeable dent in life expectancy, then why is climate change talked about as an apocalypse?

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Talking about "Affordable Housing" on the Tom Woods Show

02/05/2019Power & Market
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Why There Should be More Elections, More Often

U.S. History

Blog02/04/2019

Politicians say they need longer terms in office so they can "do more" while in office. That by itself is an argument for shorter terms and more frequent elections.

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Stephen Walt Wants Libertarians To Join Forces with Foreign-Policy Realists

War and Foreign Policy

Blog01/31/2019

Disagreements between libertarians and realists are a problem. But in the current interventionist-dominated environment, the disagreements don't strike me as an especially big problem — at least for now.

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