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Ryan McMaken

Executive Editor

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


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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Real Wages Fall, Food Service Jobs Rise as Layoffs Mount


The problem isn't that the Fed is now allowing rates to rise. The problem is that the Fed forced those rates down much too far for much too long. 

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Why the Dollar Still Beats the Euro and the Yuan


Understanding what turns an ordinary currency into a global reserve currency can help us understand how the dollar could go into decline and give way to competing currencies.

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What the Trump Indictment Tells Us about the Regime

Big GovernmentBooms and BustsEconomic PolicyU.S. Economy

04/06/2023Mises Media
Ryan and Tho talk about why Trump is the only former president to be prosecuted for crimes.
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To Fight the State, Build Alternatives to the State

AntipoliticsPhilosophyStrategyWorld History

04/04/2023Mises Media
The challenge at hand is more than simply opposing the state. Rather, it is necessary to build up, reinforce, and sustain institutions that can offer alternatives to the state.
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