After 20 years of listening to talk radio, not to mention that minor "economist" thing I do, nothing surprises me anymore, nothing is new, and thus for intellectual pursuit I go elsewhere.This rings true, as does the rest of his analysis. Go check it out.
While that may be my particular case, that does not mean it holds for others. Sure, younger people coming into the world of adulthood tune in. Young college boys, disillusioned why women hate them, why their professors hate them, and why they can't find jobs, start to find an explanation why the world isn't turning out they way their high school teachers said it would in right wing talk radio. Young women who can't find a decent date might listen to Dennis Prager. But after 5 years the "treatment" of talk radio runs its course much like an anti-biotic treatment - it ends. It does no more good.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Aaron "Captain Capitalism" Clarey, on the market failure of talk radio: