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Pentagon Fails Fifth Straight Audit, Does Anyone Care?

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Tags Big GovernmentWar and Foreign Policy

12/08/2022Tho BishopRyan McMaken

On this episode of Radio Rothbard, Tho Bishop and Ryan McMaken discuss the recent report that the Pentagon has failed its fifth straight audit and why no one seems to care. Why has the public lost interest in basic fiscal sanity? How recent is this problem? What might force Americans to care?

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Contact Tho Bishop

Tho is an assistant editor for the Mises Wire, and can assist with questions from the press. Prior to working for the Mises Institute, he served as Deputy Communications Director for the House Financial Services Committee. His articles have been featured in The Federalist, the Daily Caller, and Business Insider.

Contact Ryan 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 Breaking Away: The Case of Secession, Radical Decentralization, and Smaller Polities and Commie Cowboys: The Bourgeoisie and the Nation-State in the Western Genre.