an economics professor with interesting viewpoints

In class yesterday:

“When a nation is suffering, a government is not doing its job.  Who in here is unhappy with our government? …[pause]… oh come on, no one? I know that everyone in here is unhappy with some aspect of our government.  I know I am.  I am tired of all the fighting.  Smooth words making promises have the power to convince people.  Adolf Hitler used smooth words.”

And that my friend, was when I lost the last of the respect for my teacher (after I had learned in my micro class all about his rich sister in law, his obese brother, his unemployed daughter, his hairdresser wife, his dislike of Apple, and his love for ramen and hamburgers)