In the Hunger Games franchise of movies and young-adult novels, political power is concentrated within the Capitol; citizens there revel in pageantry and pomp while their fellow Americans suffer from the dire, impoverishing consequences of the government’s policies. That same sort of sedimentation of power and money into the nation’s capital is happening in the current-day United States.
The construction industry on Wednesday received a double-whammy of bad news. The government reported that seasonally adjusted housing starts fell to nearly the lowest level on record in February. Meanwhile,[…]