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Ryan McMaken is the editor of Mises Wire and The Austrian. Ryan has degrees in economics and political science from the University ... more

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Biden's New Budget Plan Means Trump-Era Mega Spending Will Continue
While Democrats are likely to keep spending increases at the new ratcheted-up Trump levels, the Dems will have their own ideas about how to spend it.
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Biden And Janet Yellen Are Pushing A Global Minimum Tax Rate. The EU Is Very Pleased.
It has long been a dream of central planners and interventionists to set a global, uniform tax rates for all regimes.
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February Money-Supply Growth Hit Yet Another All-Time High
February's surge in money-supply growth makes February the eleventh month in a row of remarkably high growth, and came in the wake of unprecedented quantitative easing, central bank asset purchases, and various stimulus packages.
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Decentralization Is A Step Toward Self-Determination
For decades now, advocates for freedom and free markets have disagreed over whether or not political decentralization and local self-governance are important principles in themselves.
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The Fight Over Economics Is A Fight Over Culture
The Left long ago figured out how to get ordinary people interested in economic policy. The strategy is two pronged.
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The GameStop Rebels Vs. "Too Big To Fail"
In a functioning and relatively unhampered market, unusual, unexpected things happen all the time.
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The conservative critique of markets ultimately fails in several ways.

Work Experience

Communications Director and Editor
Ludwig von Mises Institute
July 2014 - Present (7 years)
Economist/Communications Director
Colorado Division of Housing
June 2004 - July 2014 (10 years 3 months)

Education

Indiana University Bloomington
Ph. D
Public Affairs (incomplete)
Indiana University Bloomington
Ph. D
Public Affairs (incomplete)
University of Colorado at Boulder
B.A
Economics
University of Colorado at Boulder
M.A
Political Science, Public Affairs

Publications

Commie Cowboys: The Bourgeoisie and the Nation-State in the Western Genre
Ryan McMaken
CreateSpace
12/06/2012

The Western genre has long been associated with right-wing and libertarian politics, and is said to promote individualism and free-market economics.