Does it really take a 1,088 word article in the New York Times to answer this perplexing question?
Why D.C. Is Doing So Well
What, pray tell, could be bringing that about?
(Actually, the author of the piece offers all kinds of reasons for Washington's flourishing economy - all of which are offshoots of the Big Kahuna.)
The Big Kahuna:
(Click on the image provided by the Heritage Foundation to enlarge it. For more on the real reason for Washington's explosive growth, see "Federal Spending Grew Nearly 12 Times Faster than Median Income." It's no more mysterious than that. And only ten words.)
It don't take a weatherman - or a New York Times reporter - to know which way the wind blows.