Matt Y. Gets Creepy

Hard on the heels of his post defending Bill Bennett’s claim that being black means you’re more likely to commit crimes, Matt Yglesias veers off into creepy social-engineering land with this:

Some of us are interested in finding policy tools that would somewhat increase the natural rate of population increase in this country.

Excuse me? “Some of us” are trying to figure out how to make more American babies faster? I don’t know what Matt’s been smoking in darkened rooms lately, but we’ve got millions of people already living in poverty in this country. Young, old, middle-aged, white, black, and other; maybe Matt and his buddies could wait until those people are taken care of before implementing their plan to impregnate the females.