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Ryan McMaken

Editor, Mises Wire and The Austrian

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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 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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The GameStop Rebels vs. "Too Big to Fail"

Financial Markets


America has grown accustomed to decades of "too big to fail," which means making sure the Wall Street elite never has to endure any real pain. It's because of this that pundits were quick to claim the GameStop affair was a grave threat to America.

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Reminder: The Feds Control a Gargantuan Amount of Coastline Real Estate

Property Rights

02/02/2021Mises Media
One point to make here is that there is over 70 percent more submerged land in the US than the total amount of dry land in this country. That is, the federal government owns more submerged land than the total amount of land in the fifteen states.
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Why the Utes Opposed Biden's Plans to Limit Oil Drilling

Decentralization and Secession

02/01/2021Mises Media
This week's clash over federal attempts to control tribal drilling rights highlights the importance of tribal sovereignty in limiting federal power.
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What Biden Has Planned for Us

BitcoinBureaucracy and RegulationEconomic PolicyWar and Foreign Policy

01/28/2021Mises Media
Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop discuss some of the new policies the Biden administration wants to inflict on us, on topics ranging from bitcoin to foreign policy.
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Democrats Are Poised for a Federal Takeover of Elections in America

01/28/2021Power & Market

In the United States, one can't so much as drive down the street or purchase cough syrup without government-issued identification. Yet federal courts consider it beyond the pale that voters confirm they are who they say they are.

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