...If you make ESR argue with a anarcho-libertarian-freemarketer-progressive (or whatever?)
A lot of hot gas!
It's a pity George Staikos' reasonable comments are in this piece, but hey, who could have guessed.
Anyway: the writer is the most annoying essayist I've ever read. And he goes and has en email exchange with ESR (the previous holder of the crown). And half-quotes it at length. Sigh. A trainwreck.
We are all now slightly dumber if we read this piece.