Ancient Rome, it is said, had a simple economy. It exported armies and imported grain. Today’s Washington, DC, is similar:
The American Community Survey released last Thursday found seven of the nations top 10 wealthiest counties now surround Washington, D.C. They include Loudoun County, Va., ranked No. 1, with a median household income over $119,000 dollars a year. Fairfax County, Va., was second with $105,000 and Arlington County, Va., third with just over $100,000 a year in median household income.
For most of our nation’s history, the capital was a backwater. That was proof the founders had done something right. We need to make it so again.