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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 Unseen Costs of Humanitarian Intervention

War and Foreign Policy

Blog01/30/2019

Those who are advocating for new interventions in Syria and Venezuela show little interest in confronting the real costs of intervention. They just want to say they "did something" even if those things will turn out to be disastrous.

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Humanitarian Interventions Are Killing National Sovereignty — And That's a Bad Thing

War and Foreign Policy

Blog01/30/2019

The growing acceptance of "humanitarian" interventions works to remove national sovereignty as a bulwark against expansionist large states in the international order.

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Capitalism Doesn't Cause Consumerism — Governments Do

Global EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog01/21/2019

It's government — not markets — that intervene to "stimulate" ever greater amounts of spending and consumption. A healthy market economy, meanwhile,  relies on both saving and spending.

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Decentralization Is the Solution to the Government Shutdown

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog01/18/2019

Not everything needs to turn into a nationwide systemic problem when the federal government is a political mess. We ought to decentralize now to limit the damage the feds can do.

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Imagine if the Media Had as Much Sympathy for Small Business Owners as it Does for Federal Employees

Blog01/17/2019

If the media cared much about the plight of small business owners, we'd see many more stories about how government regulations, taxes, and mandates make life more difficult for both owners and their employees.

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