Private property is the absolute founding principle on which America was founded. Leftists hate America.
Bad ideas never die. They never even fade away. They just lurk, waiting for the right moment to rear their ugly heads.
On that note, The Nation has come up with a brilliant new idea: abolishing private property.
This brand new, not at all tried-and-failed idea, pushed by Jesse Myerson, suggests that we “get rid of private housing.” He writes:
Plenty of time and effort have lately gone into analyzing a host of related crises—homelessness, unaffordable urban real estate, devastating gentrification, and a housing bubble whose burst landed us in the Great Recession. But the explanations tend to be incomplete, the attributions shortsighted, and the policies rearguard….The true culprit is so deeply embedded in American notions of wealth, rights, and property that we cannot see it for the terrible economy policy it is: private housing. Real estate as a store of private wealth is the rotten tree that sprouts these diseased branches, and the solution is to quit pruning twigs and chop the sucker down.
Hey, if destruction of all landholding didn’t destroy the Soviet Union and preclude the development of dozens of hunter-gatherer civilizations, why wouldn’t it work now?