Carroll's Bet Proposal
By Bryan Caplan
Here is the bet: Identify the three highest rated conservative talk show hosts (I think its Limbaugh, Hannity, and Beck). Pick three random shows from each of them from this year. Then tally up the minutes they devoted to different policy areas.
I’d bet immigration and war are not the top two items on that list.
My main concern is that I never listen to these shows, and I bet Conn does. My secondary concern is that three random shows from three talk shows is a very noisy measure of what conservatives are most passionate about.
Should I bite anyway? This survey from Human Events (HT: Jared Barton) inclines me to accept despite my reservations.