There's also a fair amount of empirical support for the theory that lobbying dollars are driving up home prices in the District.
Manzi, who founded a company that makes software expediting RFTs, is an enthusiast of this empirical approach, and rightly so.
Those are the kinds of things that the IMF, for the first time, is actually studying in details and with empirical data.
empirical em·pir·i·cal (ěm-pēr'ĭ-kəl)
Relying on or derived from observation or experiment.
Verifiable or provable by means of observation or experiment.
Of or being a philosophy of medicine emphasizing practical experience and observation over scientific theory.