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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 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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Why Popular Tourist Spots Will Be Increasingly Privatized — And Access Will be Limited

Media and CultureWorld History

Blog12/03/2018

If the world's most popular historical sites are to be preserved from overuse by tourists, ownership of these places will need to be more forcefully established, and access more carefully controlled.

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Fewer Guns, Less Crime? Not in Europe

11/28/2018Power & Market

The prevalence of civilian-owned guns in European countries varies widely from place to place. And it appears to bear little connection to homicide rates.

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Immigration: Give the Private Sector a Bigger Role in Deciding Who Comes Here

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog11/27/2018

An immigration system based on sponsorship, bonding, and a reduction in the use of public resources would allow the private sector to play a bigger role in which immigrants come here, and which ones stay.

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US Ranks 13th in UN's Latest Human Development Index

11/21/2018Power & Market

Reports like the UN's Human Development Index report are quite suspect, but they do tell us what global bureaucrats think is important.

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Latin America Has Fewer Guns, But More Crime

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog11/20/2018

Contrary to myth, Latin America has relatively few civilian-owned guns — either legal or illegal. But this hasn't prevented enduring high rates of violent crime.

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