Ryan McMaken

Ryan McMaken

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.

Videos by Ryan McMaken

The Election Was a Tie. Now What? | Ryan McMaken

The winner doesn’t represent “the nation.” There is no consensus. We’re not coming together “as a people.” These tired slogans should now strike every intelligent person as nonsense.

Original article: https://mises.org/wire/election-was-tie-now-what

"Close Elections Force Us to Ask Unpleasant Questions about Democracy" https://mises.org/wire/close-elections-force-us-ask-unpleasant-questions-about-democracy

"Why Threats of Election Violence May Be Here to Stay" https://mises.org/wire/why-threats-election-violence-may-be-here-stay

This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack.

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Episode 462: Laughing At The Absurdity of 2020 w/ Ryan McMaken

48 Minutes

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Ryan McMaken is the editor of Mises.org and is one of their most prolific writers.

Pete asked Ryan to come on and talk about this insane year. They start off talking about Australia’s draconian measures in “response” to CV19. They then reflect on the absurd narratives of 2020 that have been debunked or are sketchy at best. Ryan ends by talking about what he thinks about the future of the economy.

Show notes and links – https://freemanbeyondthewall.libsyn.com/episode-462

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Dear Portland, It’s Not America’s Job to Solve Your Problems​​​​​ | Ryan McMaken

In response to my article last week opposing the use of federal soldiers and federal agents on the streets of American cities (see “Keep Those Federal Troops out of American Cities” at https://mises.org/power-market/keep-those-federal-troops-out-american-cities), my inbox and the article’s comment section filled up with readers claiming that it most certainly is the job of the US federal government to step in and take control of US cities against the will of the state and local governments.

Original article: https://mises.org/library/dear-portland-its-not-americas-job-solve-your-problems

This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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Do Lockdowns Work? Mounting Evidence Says No | Ryan McMaken

Most of the world’s regimes enthusiastically destroyed their economies and consigned millions to destitution (and a rising tide of resulting health problems) in pursuit of a trendy and unproven theory. There’s still not evidence that the lockdowns worked. Original article: https://mises.org/wire/do-lockdowns-work-mounting-evidence-says-no This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Millian Quinteros. …

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How the COVID-19 Lockdowns Will Increase Resentment of the Elderly | Ryan McMaken

How do the shutdowns increase ageism? Because millions have arguably been thrown out of work in the name of protecting the elderly. The resulting economic devastation comes at the expense of younger workers, parents, students, and families. Original article: https://mises.org/wire/how-covid-19-lockdowns-will-increase-resentment-elderly This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Millian Quinteros. Audio …

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America Is a Technocracy, Not a Democracy | Ryan McMaken

The people who really run the country are unelected “experts” and bureaucrats at the central banks, at public health agencies, spy agencies, and an expanding network of boards and commissions. Original article: https://mises.org/wire/america-technocracy-not-democracy This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Millian Quinteros. Audio Mises Wire is also available on… Apple …

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Unemployment Kills: The Longer Lockdowns Last, the Worse It Will Get | Ryan McMaken

Thirty million Americans are now unemployed, in part thanks to government “lockdowns.” Meanwhile, unemployment in many cases doubles the unemployed person’s risk of death through disease, suicide, or drug overdose. Original article: https://mises.org/wire/unemployment-kills-longer-lockdowns-last-worse-it-will-get This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Millian Quinteros. Audio Mises Wire is also available on… Apple …

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Human Action Part Five with Ryan McMaken

Ryan McMaken, an economist and editor of Mises.org, joins the show to consider Part Five of Human Action: “Social Cooperation without a Market.” This section of the book provides Mises’s updated exposition of socialism, the impossible project of substituting ‘One Will’ for the subjective actions and preferences of everyone in society. Mises gives us the …

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