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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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Updating Robert Higgs's "Gross Domestic Private Product"

Booms and BustsTaxes and SpendingBusiness Cycles

Although once controversial, government purchases are now included in GDP measurements. But, it may be still useful to remove these purchases from GDP.

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That Troublesome 2009 Budget

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

The 2009 fiscal year was a big year for huge increases in federal spending. Unfortunately, it was a bipartisan effort.

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Who Will Be Blamed if the Oroville Dam Fails?

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

California politicos lied about the cost of the failing Oroville dam, then failed to maintain it properly. But, government will likely escape all blame.

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Federal Spending Grew More Under Bush and Reagan than Under Obama

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

If the experience of Bush years is any indication, we should brace ourselves now for big increases in government spending.

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Will Republicans End the Department of Education? Not Likely.

EducationTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

If the Bush years are an indication, there's little danger of seeing any GOP-led cuts to the Dept. of Education.

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