Tag Archives: Hunger Games

Our Crony Capital: D.C. awash in contracts, lobbying wealth

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.

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Hunger Games Economics: Washington Sees Incomes Soar as Most of U.S. Declines

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.

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Washington DC is Boomtown Paid for by Taxpayers

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.

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