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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 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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The Eclipse: How Markets Could Have Prevented the "Traffic Nightmare"

PricesValue and Exchange

Blog19 hours ago
After the eclipse, access to major roadways should have been priced according to highway capacity and demand.

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Privatize the Public Monuments

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog08/17/2017
Public monuments serve the same public propaganda function as public schools. The solution in both cases is the same.

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Decentralize the Gun Laws

Decentralization and SecessionLegal SystemU.S. History

Blog08/16/2017
Having the feds impose nationwide reciprocity of gun licensing might sound like a good idea. But it really is just a scheme to federalize gun policy.

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Before "Fake News," America Invented "Pseudo Events"

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog08/15/2017
For decades, the American media has been skillfully perfecting the art of creating its own "pseudo events" when real news has been hard to find.

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It's Not Urban vs. Rural — It's Suburban vs. Urban

U.S. History

Blog08/09/2017
Although the the media has become obsessed with rural Trump voters, the fact is suburban voters and taxpayers are far more important.

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