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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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When It Comes to National Defense, Bigger Isn't Always Better

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

01/19/2021Mises Media
Many observers of international affairs assume that larger, more populous states are necessarily more powerful. But the reality is wealth and economic development are the most critical factors in securing true military power.
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When It Comes to National Defense, Bigger Isn't Always Better

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog01/18/2021

Many observers of international affairs assume that larger, more populous states are necessarily more powerful. But the reality is wealth and economic development are the most critical factors in securing true military power. 

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The Capitol Riots and the Coming "Counterrevolution"

Anti-PoliticsDemocracyMedia and CulturePolitical Theory

01/15/2021Mises Media
Democrats and anti-Trump GOP leaders are calling the Capitol riot a "coup" and "treason." This is in part because if Washington politicians can portray the riot as a grave threat, they can use the riot as an excuse to greatly expand federal power.
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There Is No Such Thing as Treason

U.S. History

Blog01/13/2021

Some of the Capitol rioters are apparently guilty of real crimes like assault. Or even attempted murder. But none are guilty of the made-up, imaginary "crime" that is "treason."

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The Capitol Riot Wasn’t a Coup. It Wasn't Even Close.

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

01/13/2021Mises Media
Coups are nearly always acts committed by elites against the sitting executive power using the tools of the elites. It's clear the elites want Trump gone, and Wednesday's riot was no coup.
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