The KP Chicago contingent is still on vacation, barely recovered from the end-of-term rush and grading, and the KP Texas contingent is still head-down-pen-moving over the aforementioned grading; thus the relative calm here.
In the interim, I cannot recommend highly enough David Henderson’s recounting of his talk at Occupy Monterey. David’s notes contain substantive and rhetorically valuable arguments defining crony capitalism, differentiating it from true market exchange, and debunking the history of the “robber barons”. He sets a great example for teaching, for persuasion, and for open-minded conversation to discover where people who disagree may find common ground. Thank you, David; I am looking forward to part 2.