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Is the Reefer Revolution Beginning on Constitution Avenue?

Thursday, November 06, 2014

On Tuesday, voters in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington D.C. voted to legalize recreational marijuana use. Is the reefer revolution finally beginning on Constitution Avenue?

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Transportation Nation

Is D.C. a Telecommuting Mecca?

Friday, July 23, 2010

(Washington, DC - David Schultz, WAMU News)  Numbers don't lie, but statistics often do. Take this one, for example:  Around 10 percent of federal employees across the country telecommute at least once a week, according to a survey released this week by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments' Transportation Planning Board.

Ten percent - sounds reasonable, right?

That number is essentially an average.  And, as my college statistics professor was fond of saying, if Bill Gates walks into a bar, everyone in that bar suddenly becomes a billionaire, on average. In other words, averages can be misleading.

And that's especially true for this figure.

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