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Slate’s Matt Yglesias thinks property is a myth, unless it’s HIS property

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Andy at Ace of Spades has made an interesting discovery. Here’s Matthew Yglesias last September:

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.

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.