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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 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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Biden Can Now Launch the Nukes and Unleash World War III Whenever He Feels Like It

War and Foreign Policy

01/22/2021Mises Media
The power to incinerate a billion or more human beings over morning coffee remains in the power of the president. This morning Biden supporters on Twitter were ecstatic over the video of the nuclear launch equipment being handed over to Biden.
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No, the Chinese Won't Invade America If Secessionists Succeed

War and Foreign Policy

Blog01/22/2021

If the United States breaks up into smaller pieces, how will the new nations be able to defend themselves from the likes of China? Thanks to geography and wealth, even smaller American states would be well protected from Asian and European powers.

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With Trump out of the Way, Suddenly We're Hearing Good News about Covid

01/21/2021Power & Market
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Yet Another Study Shows—Yet Again—That Lockdowns Don't Work

Health

Blog01/21/2021

"We find no clear, significant beneficial effect of [lockdowns] on case growth in any country….In none of the 8 countries and in none out of the 16 comparisons [examined] were the effects of [lockdowns] significantly beneficial."

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Halfway to Secession: Unity on Foreign Policy, Disunity on Domestic Policy

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog01/20/2021

Expect opponents of secession and decentralization to start claiming that neither option is acceptable because any big change to the status quo could endanger American "strength" in foreign policy. Don't listen to them. 

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