by Aaron M. Renn
February 06, 2013
The federal government’s relentless expansion has made Washington, D.C., America’s real Second City. D.C. can boast demographic and economic growth, a highly educated workforce, an emerging elite-global-city profile, and regulatory hegemony that ensures that America will continue to pay it tribute, even if the federal government manages to restrain its spending. This looks like a winning recipe locally, and it gives the region a legitimate claim to be America’s new Second City.