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Ryan McMaken

Editor, Mises Wire and The Austrian

Tags Bureaucracy and RegulationEducationThe EnvironmentStrategyTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

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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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Why Didn't the 1958 and 1918 Pandemics Destroy the Economy? Hint: It's the Lockdowns

Blog05/21/2020

The 1958 pandemic killed twice as many people as COVID-19 has so far. Yet, the economy in 2020 has collapsed far worse than either in 1958 or the far worse pandemic of 1918.

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Do Lockdowns Work? Mounting Evidence Says No

Health

Blog05/20/2020

Most of the world's regimes enthusiastically destroyed their economies and consigned millions to destitution (and a rising tide of resulting health problems) in pursuit of a trendy and unproven theory. There's still not evidence that the lockdowns worked.

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The School Closures Are a Big Threat to the Power of Public Schools

Education

05/20/2020Audio/Video
For many parents, the ongoing closure of public schools will just reinforce growing suspicions that public schools just aren't worth it anymore. Maybe they never were.
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CDC: Excess Deaths for Week Ending April 18 Were up 24 Percent

05/19/2020Power & Market
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Money Supply Growth in April Ballooned to a New High

Money Supply

Blog05/18/2020

Fueled by unprecedented quantitative easing, central bank asset purchases, and various stimulus packages, the money supply growth rate ballooned in April to an all-time high.

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