The Crony Capital: The most expensive city in the USA? Washington DC

When 6 of the top 10 (including 4 of the top 5) of the highest income counties surround Washington DC, I'd say there is something very wrong with our country.
When 6 of the top 10 (including 4 of the top 5) of the highest income counties surround Washington DC, I’d say there is something very wrong with our country.

What’s weird is that The Washington Post calls this a “surprising statistic.” We’ve been posting about this for 3 years.

DC is the center of Leviathan from which the tentacles of government spread into the hinterlands. It is where the wealth of the United States is aggregated by the crony class, lobbyists, defense contractors, politicians, well paid bureaucrats. It is the Court. It is the Capital City. It is Rome. It is sad testament to what our Republic has become. The crony boom town. The living, breathing, heart of an empire.

I’m pretty sure this isn’t how things were supposed to be.

(From The Washington Post)

The report, called “Housing: Before, During, and After the Great Recession,” gives detailed comparisons on the expenses of housing, utilities, furniture and other household supplies for major cities. The study, written by economist Demetrio M. Scopelliti, looks at 2012 data and also hits on construction jobs in home-building.

After the Great Recession. That’s a good one. But if one is a government paid economist in DC…

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