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Versailles on the Potomac

11:31 AM, Nov 12, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
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From the Washington Post comes an:

...analysis of the latest census data [that] shows that more than a third of Zip codes in the D.C. metro area rank in the top 5 percent nationally for income and education. But what makes the region truly unusual is that so many of the high-end Zip codes are contiguous. They form a vast land mass that bounds across 717 square miles. It stretches 60 miles from its northern tip in Woodstock, Md., to the southern end in Fairfax Station, and runs 30 miles wide from Haymarket in Prince William County to the heart of the District up to Rock Creek Parkway.

The rest of the country will, no doubt, be thrilled to hear that Washington is doing so well.  But may also wonder why, amidst all that prosperity, there doesn’t seem to be the the talent it takes to design and launch the web site that is essential if the peasants are to comply with rules handed down and, presumably, enforced by the Imperial City.

If they can’t accomplish these core tasks, just what are they doing to make all that money?

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