More about the Minimum Wage

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A debate about the minimum wage was featured prominently at the DC city-council candidate’s forum held last night at the Jewish Community Center. Republican Patrick Mara was the sole candidate against an increase in the minimum wage. The minimum wage in DC is currently $8.25 per hour, by law a dollar more than the federal minimum… Read more »Read more

The Corruption of Capitalism

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In this column by Dan Henninger in the Wall Street Journal, Henninger writes that capitalism is not the dirty word that starts with a “C” — it’s the corruption, collusion and cronyism that sometimes infects capitalism that must be rooted out. An economic system is not inherently corrupt, it’s the people who manipulate it and use… Read more »Read more

The Impact of Post 9/11 Travel Rules

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Travel and leisure, including visitors from foreign countries, is a primary driver of economic activity in the District of Columbia. According the study below from the U.S. Travel Association, millions of foreigners are avoiding visits to the United States due to the onerous restrictions and conditions levied on travelers after 9/11. Considering that many, if… Read more »Read more

Fake Endorsements

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The campaigns of Leon Swain, Anita Bonds and Alissa Silverman all posted what appeared to be an endorsement from Economic Growth DC and our executive director, Dave Oberting. You could even donate to the various campaigns in Dave’s name. These endorsements are incorrect. Economic Growth DC has endorsed no one in the special election for… Read more »Read more