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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 the Regime Needs the Dollar to Be the Global Reserve Currency

Money and BanksWar and Foreign Policy


Even a partial weakening of the dollar's global demand will limit the US regime's ability to throw its weight around internationally. Yet Washington is unwilling to do what's necessary to prevent it. 

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To Fight the State, Build Alternatives to the State


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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No, We Don't Need More Nuclear Weapons

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

03/27/2023Mises Media
Advocates for more military spending tell us the taxpayer must pay to expand the US's nuclear arsenal. Because of China. In truth, the US's arsenal is in no danger of not "keeping up."
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The Political Response to our Banking Crisis

Booms and BustsThe FedU.S. Economy

03/23/2023Mises Media
Ryan and Tho welcome Peter St. Onge to discuss the political response to the recent turmoil in the banking system.
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