Andy at Ace of Spades has made an interesting discovery. Here’s Matthew Yglesias last September:
The concept of “redistribution” falsely implies that the existence of property is prior to the existence of the state. #mythofownership
— Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias) September 18, 2012
Silly wingnuts. You didn’t build that, and you don’t own that. The government is just letting you borrow it.
Speaking of “property” that doesn’t really exist, Washingtonian.com reports:
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.
Sounds like just the place to relax and unwind after a busy day of dismantling capitalism.
Remember: Money is bad unless it’s in the hands of leftists.
P.S. Never mind, everybody. I’ve been set straight.
— Justin Green (@JGreenDC) March 22, 2013
If you make note of the yawning gulf between a man’s words and his deeds, obviously you’re just not smart enough to understand the words.
P.P.S. Glenn Reynolds: “As one of my law professors once said, ‘I used to think that all property was theft, but that was before I had anything worth stealing.'” Sounds like he was capable of learning from experience. It remains to be seen whether the same can be said for Yglesias.