Shhh …. don’t tell them

Given the Occupy movement’s general antipathy toward capitalism, the following passage in a News & Observer report on Occupy Raleigh’s new home base is particularly amusing.

Property owner Rob Baumgart, a Raleigh businessman, said he offered his land after reading about the group’s plight in The News & Observer. Baumgart said he agrees with Occupy’s embrace of small business – but does not consider himself a supporter.

“I had a supply, they had a demand,” Baumgart said. “That’s capitalism. That’s the way the U.S. works.”

The group is paying monthly rent of $400 for the spot.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...