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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 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 the economist for the Colorado Division of Housing from 2009 to 2014. He is the author of Commie Cowboys: The Bourgeoisie and the Nation-State in the Western Genre.

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Medievalism, Absolutism, and the French Revolution

Blog07/12/2019

The brutal, absolutist, and mercantilist state that collapsed under the French Revolution was no benign and restrained regime. And in many ways, the monarchy's embrace of a powerful centralized state sowed the seeds of its own destruction.

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Abolish the Dept. of Homeland Security? Yes, Please.

07/12/2019Power & Market

The DHS is just yet an other cabinet level agency pushed to facilitate even more government spending, and has never been necessary. Its abolition would be a step in the right direction.

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Consumers Will Decide If Women's Sports Teams Get "Equal Pay"

Labor and Wages

Blog07/11/2019

If the fans want the women to be paid more than the men, the consumers will have to spend more on watching them.

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Free Trade, Not Foreign Aid, Will Reduce the Incentive to Flee Central America

07/11/2019Power & Market

The benefits of free trade with the Northern Triangle countries of central America would be both economic and socio-political — by reducing poverty and driving fewer to emigrate.

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US Immigration Enforcement: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

ImmigrationLegal System

Blog07/10/2019

"Here's the problem. If you give government a job to do, even one that seems justified in the abstract, it will use its power to make a terrible mess in practice."

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