A terrific comments stream on council housing subsidies over at Mr. Worstall's. It started as an article on the capping of housing benefit paid, but commenter 'Kate' from Islington induced a fascinating conversation on whether her right to live in council housing close to her family in Islington was being subsidised by the taxpayer.
Go check it out. It's a remarkably interesting and enlightening illustration of how people simply won't acknowledge that they benefit from others' taxes, even when it's staring them in the face. An example quote from Kate:
No, I KNOW (not THINK) that council rents are NOT subsidised by the tax payer. No matter what ridiculous spin you try to put on it.
Tim - sorry about the thread hijacking...