Comedian Patton Oswalt cites Goad's writing as an influence. His political and social views have been called "Proto-Marxist" by book reviewer Matt Parrott who also described Goad as being "anti-elite". His views have also been described as moderate politically and that his writing style only makes his beliefs appear extreme.
Known for his controversial political and socially charged viewpoints Goad's work has been described as "compelling" "brutally honest" and "original" by author Chuck Palahniuk. Comedian Patton Oswalt cites Goad's writing as an influence.