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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 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 the COVID-19 Lockdowns Will Increase Resentment of the Elderly

Blog05/12/2020

How do the shutdowns increase ageism? Because millions have arguably been thrown out of work in the name of protecting the elderly. The resulting economic devastation comes at the expense of younger workers, parents, students, and families.

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Total Employment Falls to Near 20-Year Low. It Will Likely Take Years to Recover.

05/08/2020Power & Market

As predicted by many, April's employment numbers were the worst ever recorded since the US government began making these estimates in 1939.

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Excess Deaths up 18 Percent for Week of April 11, New York Deaths Were Twice the Average

05/07/2020Power & Market
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When Governments Switched Their Story from "Flatten the Curve" to "Lockdown until Vaccine"

Blog05/07/2020

At some point in early April, the official narrative switched form "don't let hospitals get overwhelmed" to "you're locked down for years until there's a vaccine."

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Police Are Complicit in Politicians' Disregard for the Rule of Law

Blog05/06/2020

Police have long shown a preference for enforcing petty laws against petty offenders. After all, real violent criminals fight back. The current COVID-19-induced crackdown on business owners has made things even worse.

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