Original publication: St. Louis Post Dispatch
By Gregg Jaffe and Kim Tandersley, Washington Post. (November 18, 2013.)
WASHINGTON • So much money to be had
if you know where to look.
The avalanche of cash that made Washington rich in the last
decade has transformed the culture of a once staid capital and
created a new wave of well-heeled insiders.
The winners in the new Washington are not just the former
senators, party consiglieri and four-star generals who have always
profited from their connections. Now they are also the former
bureaucrats, accountants and staff officers for whom unimagined
riches are suddenly possible. They are the entrepreneurs attracted
to the capital by its aura of prosperity and its super-educated
workforce. They are the lawyers, lobbyists and executives who work
for companies that barely had a presence in Washington before the
boom. Continue reading...