I watched Lawrence Lessig's recent TED talk, in which he makes the argument about the corruption in the United States. I enjoyed it, because I love the ideas in the book. I'm not quite finished, but close. But the TED talk I found a little odd. Specifically, his introduction of this analogous place called Lesterland
Paul Krugman forms a nice response to a critique of his argument using an argument that Aristotle laid out years ago, when discussing Endoxa (Greek: ἔνδοξα), which is essentially means ‘commonly held beliefs’.