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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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The Brexit Battle Shows Democracy Is Only Allowed When the Regime Likes the Outcome

Blog09/24/2019

Democracy is only allowed when the voters vote "correctly" according to the ruling classes. "Wrong" decisions will trigger court rulings voiding the vote. Or we'll just keep voting until people get it "right."

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The US Military Isn't As Invincible As It Thinks

"If the US and Saudi Arabia are particularly hesitant to retaliate against Iran it is because they know now, contrary to what they might have believed a year ago, that a counter-attack will not be a cost-free exercise."

09/24/2019Power & Market
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Let Alaskans Decide The Fate of Alaska's Forests

A group of people from the Alaska panhandle, in order to talk policy about a forest right next door, had to fly thousands of miles to do so.

09/19/2019Power & Market
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August Money-Supply Growth Rate Falls to 12-Year Low

Money Supply

Blog09/19/2019

The money supply growth rate fell in August, dropping to a 150-month low.  To find a lower growth rate, we need to go back to August 2007, when the rate was 1.59 percent.

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Why Government Can't Measure Your Happiness

Calculation and KnowledgePolitical Theory

09/19/2019Audio/Video
When a parent leaves the work force to focus on parenting, this shows up in government stats as lower employment and less consumer spending — suggesting a less productive economy. But that's not what's going on at all.
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