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Ryan McMaken

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Ryan McMaken (@ryanmcmaken) is executive editor at the Mises Institute. Send him your article submissions for the Mises Wire and Power and Market, but read article guidelines first. Ryan has a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in public policy and international relations from the University of Colorado. He is the author of Breaking Away: The Case of Secession, Radical Decentralization, and Smaller Polities and Commie Cowboys: The Bourgeoisie and the Nation-State in the Western Genre. He was a housing economist for the State of Colorado.

Ryan is a cohost of the Radio Rothbard podcast and the War, Economy, and State podcast, has appeared on Fox News and Fox Business, and has been featured in a number of national print publications including Politico, The Hill, Bloomberg, and The Washington Post.

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Jay Powell Said the Banking System Is "Sound and Resilient." Now More Banks Are in Trouble.

Money and Banks


If the Fed is serious about bringing down price inflation, it's difficult to see how the Fed can do that while also guaranteeing more liquidity to an obviously fragile banking system.

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What the Leaked Pentagon Docs Tell Us about the Ukraine War

PoliticsU.S. EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

05/03/2023Mises Media
Ryan and Zack talk about some of the details from the recently leaked Pentagon documents.
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20 Years Later: Remembering the Disastrous and Failed Iraq War

War and Foreign Policy


We must fight to ensure that the Iraq War and its supporters are never rehabilitated by historians or pundits. Nor should the war, its lies, and its crimes ever be forgotten.

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Why Do Most Countries Have Their Own Currency? Governments Wanted It That Way.

Central BanksGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksWorld History

05/02/2023Mises Media
Even when currency is backed by gold, governments have many political reasons to pursue national, territorial currencies. Now there are hundreds of national currencies. It didn't have to be this way.
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How the Dollar Became the World's Top Global Currency

Money and Banks


The dollar became the dominant global currency not so much because of its own merits, but because of the self-destruction of the pound sterling caused by the British state and central bank.

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