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Ryan McMaken

Editor, Mises Wire and The Austrian

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Ryan McMaken (@ryanmcmaken) is the editor of Mises Wire and The Austrian. Send him your article submissions, 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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The Origins of "Militia" in the Second Amendment — It's Not About Slavery

Decentralization and SecessionWar and Foreign Policy


The Second Amendment was motivated by much earlier English ideas about decentralizing the power of the king. It was hardly the invention of Southern slave drivers. 

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Like Obama, Trump Loves to Make Laws with "a Pen and a Phone"

Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


So long as he uses a "national security" ploy, a president can raise taxes without so much as a debate in Congress. 

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Václav Klaus on Nation-States: They're Better than a Global State

03/29/2018Power & Market

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Secession Is Going Mainstream

Decentralization and Secession


Even The Washington Post admits that secession movements are a key component in promoting peace and ending conflicts. 

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Judge Napolitano on Trump's Tariff Disaster

03/28/2018Power & Market

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