All this week I'm serving as the token free-market advocate at that bastion of big-government regulation known as the Manhattan Institute. Seriously, all snideness or humor aside, I'm quite grateful for the opportunity to be participating in an online discussion on the Manhattan Institute Web site with Nicole Gelinas, who is the Searle Freedom Trust Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of its City Journal. The discussion is about Ms. Gelinas's new book, After The Fall: Saving Capitalism From Wall Street -- and Washington, which, if you want to know what I think about, well, click on over to the online discussion. We're trying to keep it civil, but the sparks are flying. And if you still aren't sold on clicking through, let me just say that the post I sent over there last night includes references to both Playboy magazine and the Securities Act of 1933.