We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I loved his attitude in this. It was clear that these people had lived in the echo chamber until that point. They were hearing free market logic for the first time. The blank looks were priceless.
Sadly the corruption of the Fed seems like the foci of the economic rot we are seeing. A lot of blame to go around but Peter is shining he light towards the way out of this. A return to a solid work ethic and the golden rule seem to be in order.