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Ryan McMaken

Editor, Mises.org

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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 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 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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Disney's Special District Is Not a "City-State" or "Private City"

U.S. Economy

Blog05/02/2022

One will occasionally hear from a libertarian activist that Disney World is some sort of model for totally private governance. This is a huge exaggeration of the reality.  

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You Support Ukraine's Independence? Then You Support Secession.

War and Foreign Policy

Blog04/28/2022

In 1991, Ukrainians held an election and voted for secession. Today we’re supposed to cheer that. But to suggest something similar for a region of the United States? Well, we’re told that’s just plain wrong.

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1991: When America Tried to Keep Ukraine in the USSR

U.S. History

Blog04/27/2022

In the final days of the Soviet Union, the Washington establishment was convinced nationalism was a greater threat than Soviet despotism. Thus, George Bush tried to prop up the USSR and prevent Ukrainian secession.

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Is Elon Musk a Threat to The Regime?

CapitalismMedia and CultureSocialismStrategy

04/27/2022Mises Media
Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop look at the fallout from Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter.
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New Covid Study Shows Lockdown-Heavy States Had Some of the Worst Health Results

U.S. History

04/27/2022Mises Media
Among the states that performed the best during the pandemic were lockdown-light states like Utah and Florida. Among the states with the worst outcomes were lockdown-heavy California, New Mexico, New Jersey, and New York.
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