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Ryan McMaken


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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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Real Wages Fall Again as Inflation Surges and the Fed Plays the Blame Game

Labor and Wages

04/18/2022Mises Media
Money printing may bring rising wages, but it also brings rising prices for goods and services. And those increases are outpacing the wage increases.
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New Covid Study Shows Lockdown-Heavy States Had Some of the Worst Health Results

U.S. History


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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The Fed Wanted Inflation, Now They Have No Idea What to Do

The FedMonetary Policy

04/14/2022Mises Media
Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop take a look back at previous statements by current members of the Fed.
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How Russia Uses Immigration and Naturalization to Grow State Power

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History


Moscow has used naturalization and immigration to effect demographic change and encourage conflict between ethnic groups in neighboring states. It has proven to be an effective foreign policy tool.

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If Ukraine Joins the EU, It Will Be the Poorest Member by Far

World History

04/13/2022Mises Media
Ukraine should have been a middle-income country by now. Instead, it is one of the poorest in Europe. If Ukraine joined the EU, it would be the poorest country and well below even Bulgaria.
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