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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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How Government Meddles in Your Easter Chocolate

Big Government

Blog04/14/2017
Thanks to protectionism, consumers in the West pay higher prices for chocolate — and African workers get lower wages.

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Danger: Federal Tax Revenue Growth Falls to 80-Month Low

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog04/13/2017
The last time federal receipts fell like this was in July 2008, shortly before the financial crisis.

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End Airline Protectionism: Allow Foreign Carriers on Domestic Routes

Blog04/11/2017
Thanks to federal bans on competition from foreign carriers, domestic airlines can get away with poorer service — at the expense of their customers.

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Trump Abandons Economic Reforms to Embrace War Spending

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/11/2017
Trump appears to be putting issues like Obamacare and tax cuts on the back burner so he can engage in endless war spending.

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United Airlines Violence Illustrates the Problem with Government Monopolies

Monopoly and CompetitionPrivate Property

Blog04/11/2017
If airlines had monopoly power like states do, they could abuse people a lot more and face far fewer consequences.

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