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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 (@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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Decentralization Is the Solution to the Government Shutdown

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog01/18/2019

Not everything needs to turn into a nationwide systemic problem when the federal government is a political mess. We ought to decentralize now to limit the damage the feds can do.

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Imagine if the Media Had as Much Sympathy for Small Business Owners as it Does for Federal Employees

Blog01/17/2019

If the media cared much about the plight of small business owners, we'd see many more stories about how government regulations, taxes, and mandates make life more difficult for both owners and their employees.

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Furloughed Federal Employees are Still Paid More Than You

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/12/2019

Federal workers are paid so much more (17 percent more) than private sector workers, they could lose almost nine weeks of pay, never receive back pay, and still be better paid than their private-sector colleagues.

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The Government Shutdown Exposes Another Reason to Abolish the TSA

Blog01/11/2019

There is no evidence that the TSA makes air travel safer, but the federalization of airport security in 2002 has made airport security more fragile and unmanageable in the face of a government "shutdown."

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We Don't Need Neoliberalism — We Already Have Liberalism

U.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog01/07/2019

Neoliberalism is a not a free-market or libertarian ideology. It's really just a throwback to the mercantilism of old, in which government-sponsored monopolies push their agendas on everyone else.

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