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The Problem with Standing Armies

Ryan McMakenZachary Yost

Ryan McMaken and Zachary Yost examine some reasons why early Americans hated the idea of a professional standing army, and some of the tactics used to decentralize military power in the US and Switzerland.

https://cdn.mises.org/02_wareconomystate_20220622.mp3


Recommended Reading "Why We Can't Ignore the Militia Clause of the Second Amendment" by Ryan McMaken: Mises.org/WES_02_A "The Second Amendment's Authors Would Hate Today's Huge Federal Military" by Ryan McMaken: Mises.org/WES_02_B "Opposing Standing Armies: A Great American Tradition" by Zachary Yost: Mises.org/WES_02_C "When State Governors Tried To Take Back Control of the National Guard" by Ryan McMaken: Mises.org/WES_02_D Be sure to follow War, Economy, and State at Mises.org/WES.

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Authors: Contact zuRyan McMaken

Ryan McMaken (@ryanmcmaken) is a senior editor at the Mises Institute. Send him your article submissions for the Mises Wire and Power and Market, but read article guidelines first. Ryan has a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in public policy and international relations from the University of Colorado. He was a housing economist for the State of Colorado. He is the author of Commie Cowboys: The Bourgeoisie and the Nation-State in the Western Genre. Zachary Yost Zachary Yost is a freelance writer and Mises U alum. You can subscribe to his newsletter here


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