IN THE MONEY
How Washington Got Really Rich...And How It's Changed Us
What an inappropriate cover. Guess what Washingtonian editors, your two middle-aged blue-blood models do not represent the Washington that I'm living in. I'm willing to bet that most of Washington is not raking it in. Last I checked, large swaths of DC still had some discouraging problems with poverty, unemployment, and homelessness.
Wikipedia features the following graph documenting unemployment rates by ward:
Well, God damn. Once you get rid of everything east of the Capitol, Washington is doing great!
Seriously. 16.3%!? Holy shit.
Washingtonian sure has a lot of nerve. I guess they didn't get the memo that most real Washingtonians aren't wealthy Georgetowners. Half of Washington is startlingly poor. But it's easier to ignore the other half, isn't it?