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Ryan McMaken

Editor, Mises Wire and The Austrian

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Ryan McMaken is the editor of Mises Wire and The Austrian. Send him your article submissions, but read article guidelines first. (Contact: email; twitter.) 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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Can Libertarians Have Communal Property?

Political Theory

Blog05/23/2017
A society that is totally privatized can include community-owned property and common amenities. All that is necessary is that everything is voluntary.

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Why the Left Refuses to Talk About Venezuela

Political Theory

Blog05/18/2017
Venezuela represents one of the left's greatest victories against so-called neoliberalism. Oddly, they don't seem to be bragging about it.

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US Household Debt Rises to All-Time Highs

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

05/17/2017FedWatch
Spurred by 9 years of easy money, US household debt is back to peak levels not seen since 2008.

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4 Problems With Jeff Sessions's New "Tough on Crime" Stance

Legal SystemThe Police StateTaxes and Spending

Blog05/16/2017
Violent crime is already illegal in all 50 states under state laws. The last thing we need is a new wave of federal prosecutions of non-violent people.

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The World's Central Banks Are Frozen with Fear

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

05/16/2017FedWatch
A look at the world's largest central banks suggests there's no appetite for anything that resembles quantitative tightening.

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