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Ryan McMaken

Editor, Mises Wire and The Austrian

Tags Bureaucracy and RegulationEducationThe EnvironmentStrategyTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Works Published inThe AustrianSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily Article

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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How Capitalists — Unlike Environmentalists — Make Life Easier for the Disabled

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog04/08/2019

Many products — delivered by the marketplace — that are mocked as "useless," and which environmentalists denounce as "wasteful" are essential items in the daily lives of many disabled people.

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Why Trump Wants the Fed To Pump Even More Easy Money

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/04/2019

Trump doesn't understand the problem with the boom-bust cycle is the boom phase, not the bust.

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Rent Control Is Terrible: So Keep it Local

Decentralization and SecessionPoverty

Blog04/03/2019

Some states have proposed overturning laws that ban local governments from using housing policies like rent control. Rent control is terrible, but there's no reason to believe state governments ought to dictate housing policy to local governments.

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3 Reasons Why Facebook's Zuckerberg Wants More Government Regulation

Blog04/01/2019

Zuckerberg's pro-regulation position is just a pro-Zuckerberg position. Further politicizing and regulating the internet helps large firms crush the competition, and ensure the public has fewer choices.

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Electoral College: Why We Must Decentralize Democracy

World History

Blog03/29/2019

Democracy works best at a small scale. The electoral college's nod to this reality is much too weak. But it's better than nothing. 

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