Nothing sticks in the craw like the jaw-dropping hypocrisy of well-to-do collectivists. This is what Slate’s Matthew Yglesias has to say about property rights, the foundation of civil society:
“The concept of ‘redistribution’ falsely implies that the existence of property is prior to the existence of the state.”
That is, you don’t own anything unless some government thug lets you own it.
Meanwhile, via the Washingtonian,
Journalist and political blogger Matthew Yglesias bought a three-bedroom, three-bath condo on Q Street in Logan Circle for $1.2 million. In a converted Victorian rowhouse, the unit has original exposed-brick walls and a private patio.
Occupy Wall Street derelicts shuffling around looking for a place to crash should make their way to Washington. No doubt Yglesias will agree that his pricey digs belong to The People.
On a tip from Wilberforce.