Washington, D.C., Is the Smartest City in the Country

Surrounded by the five best-educated counties in the country, the District metro area is easily the nation's leader in diplomas:

Almost half of adult Washington area residents have college diplomas, and better than one-fifth have graduate or professional degrees. By either measure, the region has the most educated population of any large metropolitan center.

But apparently all the diplomas in the world apparently can't buy common sense in Washington. (There, I said it so you didn't have to.)

Read the full story at the Washington Post.

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Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the entertainment business.

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