The Growing Power Of Politicians

Radley Balko writes:

After the 2000 Census, the richest county in America was Douglas County, Colorado. By 2007, Douglas County had fallen to sixth. The new top three are now Loudon County, Virginia; Fairfax County, Virginia; and Howard County, Maryland. All three are suburbs or exurbs of Washington, D.C. In 2000, 14 of the 100 richest counties were in the Washington, D.C., area. In 2007, it was nine of the richest 20.

Arnold Kling comments here.

One Response to “The Growing Power Of Politicians”

  1. Karlo says:

    Ah, the wonders of the military-industrial complex. A person just has to get a top-secret security clearance, sit in a office with the shades drawn, a not rock the boat, and they’ve got it made for life.

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