I don't know what country you live in, but America sure as hell isn't capitalist. Anyway, you haven't done anything to demonstrate how some unemployed, unwashed hippie is subsidizing my life. Let me rephrase... Give me a practical example of what you consider greedy and why. You did, albeit indirectly. If I misinterpreted your statements, please clarify. Because property owners have a right to be compensated for the use of their property. We would never have built this or any other advanced society had everyone been sitting on their asses painting pictures and playing frisbee. You seem to be taking civilization for granted; assuming that we would have all the neato stuff we have today without the incentive for hard work. Why is that a problem? Why should everyone be expected to live by your values and strive to achieve your goals? They are. Who said otherwise? I've addressed this before and you didn't even attempt to counter my argument. Most people would rather do something other than work. If everyone who wants to do something other than work does something other than work, there won't be anyone to grow our food, save babies from burning buildings, fix our toilets when they break, build the computers we use, etc. There wouldn't even be enough taxpayers to support all the lazy hippies. Society would fall apart. Is this what you want? And who are you to determine what everyone else needs? What if these alleged needs violate the rights of and/or put an unfair burden on others? And what if that which would give "meaning" to the lives of these lazy hippies is totally unreasonable; depending entirely on violating the rights of others and essentially destroying this great civilization that was built by people who weren't lazy hippies?