Matthew Yglesias (/ɨˈɡleɪsiəs/; born May 18, 1981) is a liberal American writer. He writes about economics and politics.
Yglesias's father Rafael Yglesias is a screenwriter and novelist. His paternal grandparents were novelists Jose Yglesias and Helen Yglesias (née Bassine). His paternal grandfather was of Spanish-Cuban background, and his three other grandparents were of Eastern European Jewish descent.
Yglesias went to high school at The Dalton School in New York City and later attended Harvard University where he studied philosophy. He graduated magna cum laude in 2003. He was editor-in-chief of The Harvard Independent, a weekly newsmagazine, and also wrote for several other campus publications...
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