PS: this just in — the (other) Freakonomics guy writes:
A few weeks back, I was a guest on Glenn Beck’s radio show. Something interesting happened before we went on the air.
This was the only time I’d ever done an interview and even had someone ask about the book I happened to have with me at the time, much less want to read it, and then read some others. I was pretty impressed. Beck has an awful lot of fans, but he has a lot of detractors too — and my sense is that those detractors have miscast him as a know-nothing villain.
They talked in Beck’s new Mercedes after the show, Levitt taped it, and you can here their conversation here–at the New York Times.
I can just imagine what this comments thread will look like in an hour or two…