August 13, 2010 12:03PM

Mayor Bloomberg Loves Property Rights

A front‐​page story in today’s New York Times begins:

Michael R. Bloomberg is a former Wall Street mogul with a passion for the rights of a private property owner.

The story is about the not‐​really‐​at‐​Ground‐​Zero mosque, of course.

Bloomberg has a passion for property rights — except when the property owner wants to allow smoking on his own property or just wants to keep the property he owns even if a richer person wants it.