Back in the nineties I used to interview commodities trader Rick Santelli on my Chicago based TV financial news program. Then he moved to CNBC as a reporter/commentator. He has often lauded the free market and bashed government interference. The first linked video below is from a year ago in which he praises the free market and then laughs at college students who recommended the stock of Tesla Motors. The second linked video is from today in which he defends the rule of law regarding the New Jersey decision to ban direct sales of Tesla cars. Santelli 3/15/13: Santelli Loves Natural Gas - CNBC Santelli 3/12/14: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?play=1&video=3000255803 If as he says “everybody” today is talking about Tesla, then I suggest the New Jersey situation does far more good than harm for the Tesla brand.