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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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When State Governors Tried To Take Back Control of the National Guard

Decentralization and SecessionWar and Foreign Policy

Blog08/19/2019

In 1986, eight governors threatened to veto deployments of state troops to Central America. Washington generals and politicians responded by further destroying state independence and the Second Amendment's militia clause.

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If Deficits Are This Huge Now, What Happens When the Recession Hits?

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog08/16/2019

It is troubling that after a decade of an economic expansion, the US government is still spending money as it does during and immediately following a recession. It is as if the economy is now in a state of permanent "stimulus."

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Why Joe Biden Is Winning the Gun-Control Debate

Blog08/15/2019

The gun-control lobby is saying guns won't actually help fight against tyrannical government. The pro-gun side hasn't offered much of a rebuttal.

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The Dangers of Defamation Laws

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog08/14/2019

Even if laws against slander and libel appear good in theory, in practice they are all too often used by the powerful to silence the weak. A respect for free speech demands defamation laws be kept very weak.

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Abolish the Federal Death Penalty

Legal System

Blog08/13/2019

Federal criminal prosecutions ought to be abolished and left to the states. But until that happens, abolishing the federal death penalty is a good place to start.

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