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Ryan McMaken

Editor, Mises Wire and The Austrian

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Ryan McMaken (@ryanmcmaken) is the editor of Mises Wire and The Austrian. Send him your article submissions, 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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Why (Most) Children Shouldn't Vote

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory


Whether or not a child should vote depends on whether or not he or she is a net taxpayer. 

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Why Newspapers Are Going Out of Business

Media and CultureValue and Exchange


Newspapers apparently have a very high opinion of the quality of the product they're turning out. Many consumers seem to disagree. 

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Manufacturing Jobs Are Overrated

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

It is a myth that "we don't make things in America anymore." Thanks to automation, we simply need fewer people to make more stuff.

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Why Gun Control Doesn't Explain Australia's Low Homicide Rates

03/14/2018Power & Market

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Rand Paul's Attacker Should Never Have Been Tried in Federal Court

03/13/2018Power & Market

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