Freeman

IN BRIEF

Capital City Untouched by Recession

OCTOBER 18, 2010

“Throughout the recession, one major city stood out as an oasis for jobs and growth: Washington, D.C. Supported by a gusher of federal borrowing and spending, the District of Columbia was the nation’s only metropolitan area that never stopped growing. It stood as a beacon for the nation’s millions of job hunters, from recent college graduates seeking careers in civil service to well-heeled lawyers cashing in on a bonanza of work stemming from health care and financial reform.” (Washington Times, Sunday)

Government is a growth industry … until it kills its host.

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