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1 Michael Heller June 9, 2010 at 4:17 am

#3 the Commonsense of the Masses is a true story
#3 politicians have lost touch with the people
#3 market outcomes are the best guide to reality
#3 I’m hoping this is not spoof story
#3 Hayek was not right about everything
#3 the best news this year

2 Shutterstock June 9, 2010 at 4:38 am

Agree with you. Full nonsense.

3 Craig June 9, 2010 at 7:54 am

#1 The test is whether or not someone knows to Google the paper names. Of course, also being tested is the ability to keep multiple tabs open (at least 1 for the quiz and 1 for the lookup info) and not make nagivation mistakes, because if one navigates away from the test page (say to google) and then navigates back, then the score is reset to 0 / 0.

4 Greg Ransom June 9, 2010 at 10:38 am

Amazon updates it’s bestseller list hourly. It takes more than a few people who watched a show yesterday to keep a book on an hourly list.

People are discovering the book by the accident of its #1 status — and they’re buying the book.

Robin wrote:

“Glenn Beck featured it on his broadcast a couple of nights ago. This is not a societal trend, it is Beck’s minions going out and purchasing the things he recommends.”

5 azmyth June 9, 2010 at 12:14 pm

3: I never thought I’d live to see the day. I don’t think Hayek would have believed it himself.

6 Rich Berger June 9, 2010 at 12:57 pm

“And most people won’t really figure out the underlying problem, which is not even well spelled out: Any actor, or group of actors, that control a large percentage of the economy will end up pushing us in the same direction as a big centralized government would.”

Could you give an example of that large non-governmental actor? And don’t say corporations – they certainly have different and competing interests.

7 Eva June 9, 2010 at 3:44 pm

Also: published articles are less likely to have one or two word long titles, are less likely to have super-long titles, are more likely to be “clever” or humorous, and are less likely to have the wording “From… to….”

8 sammy June 9, 2010 at 8:11 pm

How ironic that Road to Serfdom hits number one and so does Atlas Shrugged when a lot of our big problems today (BP, financial disaster, etc.) seem to originate from markets rather than the government.

Oh, that’s right – the only thing conservatives care about these days are things that don’t exist like inflation, or the deficit ( which only exists for them when a Democrat is in office, where were you when Bush ran it up?)

9 Ted June 10, 2010 at 12:49 am

#1: interest in high energy physics? Unlike the earlier commenters, I’ve found it difficult to consistently score above 75%, despite an interest and background in physics (though not HEP).

10 hugh June 10, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Don’t care much for Beck, but holy lord is he good at working leftists into a froth.

11 .http://www.nicecoachhandbags.com August 5, 2010 at 10:11 pm

: interest in high energy physics? Unlike the earlier commenters, I’ve found it difficult to consistently score above 75%, despite an interest and background in physics (though not HEP).

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