If one wants to get paid and one is OK with suckling at the teet of the American taxpayer, DC is the place to do it. It is the capital from The Hunger Games movie. It is here that the wealth of our nation is aggregated. The hinterlands pay their tribute to the massive bureautropolis which straddles the Beltway and stretches into the countryside of Virginia and Maryland.
In the opinion of many in Washington, you the American citizens, exist to support them.
I’m not talking about Congress or lobbyists. I’m talking about the bureaucrats and the defense contractors. Washington DC is by far and away the wealthiest city in the United States.
I can tell you as one who spends a fair amount of time in Washington DC that times are good in and around the District. I’ve lived in the suburbs of the place for nearly 20 years (I can’t believe that I just wrote that) and I have never seen as many Teslas, Maseratis, Ferarris, and high end Mercedes Benzes driving down Constitution Avenue as I do now. The place isn’t littered with them, but they are pretty common. More common than in your home town it’s probably safe to say.
For those who don’t know, The Hunger Games is is a series of very popular books, the first of the books was recently made into a movie.
I do find it interesting that there are people who believe, even today, that there is such a thing as “good government.” Good government, as the term is most often used, is a myth. It does not exist and at least in Washington DC, cannot exist.
If you haven’t seen the movie The Hunger Games you should. It is the story of how a capital city, an imperial city really, manages the provinces of a country through humiliation and intimidation. I won’t go more into the plot but I will say that the capital city in the movie is quite like Washington DC these days.
In an article entitled Washington, DC, The Land of the Well Educated Rent Seeker, I say that Washington, DC reminds me a lot of the gleaming capital in The Hunger Games movie.