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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


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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The Ukraine War Shows Nukes Mean Safety from US-Led Regime Change


The US has sworn off regime change in Russia. The lesson here is obvious for regimes that don’t wish to be in the US’s sphere of influence: get nuclear weapons as soon as you can.

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NATO: Our International Welfare Queens

War and Foreign Policy

04/10/2022Mises Media
The states of Europe have more than enough wealth and military potential to deal with a second-rate power like Russia. The American taxpayers, on the other hand, deserve a break from Europe's grifting.
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The End of the Unipolar World and the Myth of "Rules-Based International Order"

DemocracyWar and Foreign Policy

04/07/2022Mises Media
Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop mock the self-awareness of beltway foreign policy experts.
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The "Rules-Based International Order" Is Dead. Washington Killed It.

War and Foreign Policy


From globalization to sanctions, to international institutions like the UN, the US is leading a small global fragment that's little more than NATO and a handful of friends. Meanwhile, two-thirds of the global economy isn't signing on.

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