Category Archives: Economics

Paid Leave And D.C.’s Petite–And Petty–Bourgeoisie

So The Washington Post only endorsed Reeder for the At-Large Council position, citing opposition to Silverman on the basis of her support of D.C.’s paid family leave law. This should be expected for an editorial page run by Fred Hiatt … Continue reading

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Council Chairman Mendelson Is Still Being Disingenuous About Initiative 77

Tuesday, the D.C. Council passed the first vote to overturn the Initiative 77 referendum which would have raised the minimum wage for tipped workers to $15/hour by 2025. One of the supporters of Initiative 77, Council Member Elissa Silverman, proposed … Continue reading

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Kavanaugh, Aggrievement, And The Hierarchy Among Elites

With the Kavanaugh nomination still ongoing (yet another dreadful week to be had, as too many will ignore the obvious conclusion that he is lying), there has been a lot of talk about the privileges of the elite. Daniel Drezner … Continue reading

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The Stop Bezos Act Isn’t The Right Solution

Democratic Congressman Ro Khanna and Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced the Stop Bezos Act. The acronym is pretty good (Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies), but, other than that, I really don’t like it. Here’s what the bill would do … Continue reading

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Suburban Sprawl Is Expensive, When You Actually Have To Pay For It

A while ago, we noted that the wicked problem isn’t affordable urban housing, but the fiscal sustainability of the suburbs: Something that’s lurking in the background of the U.S. economy, and which will erupt with a fury in ten years … Continue reading

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Full-Scale Looting, The Capital Gains Tax Edition

If a Democrat ever takes back the White House, she will have to make sure the copper pipes weren’t ripped out and hocked (boldface mine): The Trump administration is considering bypassing Congress to grant a $100 billion tax cut mainly … Continue reading

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Tariffs Are Hurting YIMBYs

While I’m not a full-throttled YIMBY (though, increasingly, NIMBY idiocy is pushing me in that direction), once a building has been approved, we should have it be built to the approved height–we do need the housing. But this is a … Continue reading

Posted in DC, Economics, Housing