I posted about this issue mostly as a cross-comparison to lawyers, but wouldn't you know it, Patrick O'Donnell once again brought depth to the discussion and in the comments has been engaging Mark White on the ethics of the market. As you know the legal profession has traditionally tried to keep the market at bay and retain a guild-like structure, but the traditional approach has been abrogated in so many ways. Tomorrow I will post two articles that take slightly different stances on the rise of market-orienations in our profession but in the meantime you might want to check out what Mark and Patrick have been saying.
Btw, do legal blogs get together and award "Top Commenter of the Year" awards? If so, it's my guess that a dozen or so law blogs would nominate Patrick for such an award.