Do America's Movers and Shakers Live in a Bubble?

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Metropolitan Washington, DC now boasts the highest median income in the United States, taking the place of Silicon Valley, the center of high-tech prosperity. In the nation's capital -- packed with lawyers, lobbyists and contractors -- unemployment and home foreclosures are low; housing prices are high. What does that mean for the politicians and journalists who try to assess the rest of the country and help ordinary Americans cope with a faltering economy? Will it really help to cut government jobs, or will that devastate the hinterlands, leaving Washington itself unscathed?

Credits

Guests:
Joshua Zumbrun - Bloomberg, Dana Milbank - Washington Post - @Milbank, Dante Chinni - American Communities Project - @Dchinni, Yvonne Maria Jimenez - Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal, Anna Scott