The Federal Reserve helped fund the D.C. Metro system. Wait, what?

The Fed is printing money to buy mortgage backed securities. But it's not the first time the central bank has found itself owning a curious set of assets.

An urban redevelopment train wreck shows the peril of 1970s federal planning

When redevelopment projects take decades, they can be held back by the outmoded ideas of the federal planners who were involved at the outset.

Study: D.C. is the best-educated big city in America

More educated places tend to be richer ones. And D.C. is both very educated and quite rich compared to the rest of the country.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 10, 2012