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The Red Wave that Wasn't

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11/09/2022Tho BishopRyan McMaken

On this episode of Radio Rothbard, Tho Bishop and Ryan McMaken break down the results of this year's midterms. American anxiety over inflation and crime failed to create the red wave many expected. While Republicans took back the House, and maybe the Senate, this year's midterms underperformed traditional midterm elections. Tho and Ryan discuss why this is, as well as what a DeSantis victory might mean for a potential civil war with Trump. 

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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.