The Beck Bomb
Glenn Beck’s show on Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom featuring Mises Institute Senior Fellows Yuri Maltsev and Tom Woods:
— crashed Hayek’s Wikipedia entry.
— sent the GOOGLE search phrase “The Road to Serfdom” to “volcanic” status and #1 on Google Trends.
— rocketed the audio version of The Road to Serfdom to #2 on iTunes.
— pulled all sorts of Hayek books and Hayek-related books into the Amazon bestseller lists, including Ludwig von Mises’ Socialism, #2 in the “political doctrines/socialism” category. (Buy it from the Mises store here.)
Just a guess, but I’ll wager there was a spike in the sale of some of these as well.
Here’s Beck’s opening monologue and his discussion with Tom Woods from yesterdays “The Road to Serfdom” show:
UPDATE: Something I just noticed. You can now purchase the full Mises Store collection of Hayek books at a 15% discount.