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Ryan McMaken

Editor, Mises Wire and The Austrian

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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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Why the Government Can't Measure Income, Happiness, or Well-Being

Calculation and Knowledge

Blog09/17/2019

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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Why They Keep Trying to Blame Capitalists for Slavery

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

09/13/2019Audio/Video
The resurgent claim that the modern economy was built on slavery is yet another attempt to attack capitalism while also claiming "we are all to blame" for slavery. The slave owners of old tried a very similar tactic.
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European Central Bank Doubles Down on Ultra-Easy Money

The ECB has surrendered and is turning toward even more aggressive easy-money policy as the euro economy slows. Meanwhile, President Trump attempted to use the move to put additional pressure on the Fed to ratchet up its own QE plans.

09/13/2019Power & Market
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"Libertarian" Is Just Another Word for (Classical) Liberal

StrategyPolitical Theory

09/12/2019Audio/Video
"Libertarianism" is very much a part of what is now known as "classical" liberalism — the influential free-market ideology of the nineteenth century whose effects and legacy are still felt today.
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"Libertarian" Is Just Another Word for (Classical) Liberal

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPolitical Theory

Blog09/12/2019

"Libertarianism" is very much a part of what is now known as "classical" liberalism — the influential free-market ideology of the nineteenth century whose effects and legacy are still felt today.

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