Matthew Yglesias Biography
Matthew Yglesias ) is an American blogger and journalist who writes about economics and politics. He has written columns and articles for publications such as The American Prospect, The Atlantic, and Slate. Currently, he is an editor and columnist for the news website Vox, which he co-founded in 2014.
Matthew Yglesias Age
Matthew Yglesias was born on May 18, 1981, in the United States of America.
Matthew Yglesias Net worth
Matthew Yglesias earns his income from his businesses and from his work of a journalist. He also earns his income from other organizations including from the Awards industry. He has an estimated net worth of $ 3 million dollars. He bought a 3 bedroom luxurious house for $1.2 million
Matthew Yglesias Family
Matthew Yglesias was born in the United States to Rafael Yglesias (father) and Margaret Joskow (mother) His father is a novelist and screenwriter best known for the 1993 movie Fearless, which he adapted from his own novel of the same name. His grandparents were Jose Yglesias (grandfather) and Helen Yglesias (grandmother) His grandfather was a novelist and journalist while his grandmother was also a novelist.
Matthew Yglesias Education
Matthew Yglesias attended The Dalton School in New York City and later attended Harvard University where he studied philosophy.
Matthew Yglesias Journalist|Blogger
Matthew Yglesias started blogging in early 2002, while still in college, focusing mainly on American politics and public policy issues, often approached from an abstract, philosophical perspective. Yglesias was a strong supporter of invading Iraq, Iran and North Korea, calling the countries on his blog “evil” and stating that “we should take them all out,” although he was critical of the term “axis of evil.” He later called his attitudes about the war a mistake.
He joined the American Prospect as a writing fellow upon his graduation in 2003, subsequently becoming a staff writer. His posts appeared regularly on the magazine’s collaborative weblog TAPPED. From June 2007 until August 2008, he was a staff writer at The Atlantic Monthly, and his blog was hosted on the magazine’s website, The Atlantic. In July 2008, he announced that he would leave The Atlantic Monthly for the Center for American Progress where he wrote for its blog,
ThinkProgress missed “the sense of collegiality that comes from working with like-minded colleagues on a shared enterprise” and thought he could “help advance their mission”. On November 21, 2011, he left ThinkProgress to work as a business and economics correspondent at Slate’s Moneybox. In 2010, he coined the term “pundit’s fallacy” to denote “the belief that what a politician needs to do to improve his or her political standing does what the pundit wants substantively”.
Andrew Sullivan formerly took nominations on his blog for the Yglesias Award, and honor “for writers, politicians, columnists or pundits who actually criticize their own side, make enemies among political allies, and generally risk something for the sake of saying what they believe.” He stated that he voted for Mitt Romney when he ran for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002.
Long considered a top Twitter user in foreign policy and influence on the left, Yglesias deleted his past Twitter feed in November 2018, after controversy over tweets which defended the motivation of protesters who gathered outside the house of Tucker Carlson. The tweets also expressed a lack of empathy for Carlson’s wife which caused outrage.
In February 2014, he left Slate and joined Vox Media to co-found Vox with Ezra Klein.
Matthew Yglesias Books
- The Rent Is Too Damn High: What To Do About It, And Why It Matters More Than You Think Matthew Yglesias 2012
- Heads in the sand Matthew Yglesias 2008
Matthew Yglesias Works
- The Rent Is Too Damn High, Simon and Schuster, March 2012, ASIN B0078XGJXO
- Heads in the Sand: How the Republicans Screw Up Foreign Policy and Foreign Policy Screws Up the Democrats, Wiley, April 2008, ISBN 978-0-470-08622-3.
- “Long Philosophical Rant about Spider-Man 2”, Ultimate blogs: masterworks from the wild Web, Editor Sarah Boxer, Random House, Inc., 2008, ISBN 978-0-307-27806-7
- “The Media”, The 12-Step Bush Recovery Program, Gene Stone, Carl Pritzkat, Tony Travostino, Random House, Inc., 2008, ISBN 978-0-8129-8036-3
Matthew Yglesias Home
Slate’s liberal economics blogger Matt Yglesias bought a $1.2 million three-bedroom condo in Washington, D.C., and a bunch of conservatives is pretty appalled that a liberal would have the gall to be rich. Rich people shouldn’t be liberal because liberals hate rich people. Or maybe it’s that liberals shouldn’t be rich. It’s kind of hard to tell with all this class envy swirling around.