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As Charlie Pierce discusses, it’s maybe not such a great idea to not only have the nation’s 4th largest city, but also critical parts of the American infrastructure in an area that will be repeatedly annihilated by climate change-enhanced superstorms. Item: And this one may be my favorite, which is to say, the one that […]

Fixing the Subways

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On June 2, 2016

The big subway systems of New York, Washington, and Boston are just getting worse and worse. Cities and states are struggling to keep up the maintenance. Commuters are getting frustrated. But the prob

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Deficit Spending

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On April 3, 2016
Yglesias is making a lot of sense here. With interest rates this low, the nation should just borrow the money to rebuild its infrastructure and not worry about some existential need to pay off the debt. Of course, that no one can say this in the political realm is a sign of just how drastically […]

Infrastructure

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On August 5, 2014

While I’m not at all questioning the terrible state of infrastructure in the Philippines and how it costs the nation much productivity and thus money, but it’s worth noting that the decayi

Infrastructure

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On July 14, 2014

In this Greg Sargent piece on the need for Democrats to talk more about economic issues is a depressing piece of information about government spending on infrastructure, which is at its lowest levels

As we discussed, yesterday was the 79th birthday of the Works Progress Administration, a huge government program to employ the nation’s unemployed while building a modern infrastructure. How did the Republicans celebrate the occasion? Republicans controlling the House unveiled legislation on Tuesday that proposes a huge cut to a transportation grant program championed by President […]
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