infrastructure

A look at the future (it’s already here, but it’s not in the USA)

Summary:  Compare and contract this key difference between China and America.  Between future prosperity and failure. (1)  Infrastructure in America From the executive summary of “The 2009 Report Card for American Infrastructure”, published by the the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): The 2009 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure grades 15 categories of infrastructure, including a …

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A parable of America today – subways here and around the world

One of the great oddities of 21st century America:  our inability to learn from other nations.  Our health care system stands as the definitive proof of this.  Our system costs twice that of other nations, yet returns equivalent results in aggregate (and vastly inferior results for those without coverage).  It’s a simple test — copying proven …

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Reading Recommendations – about our infrastructure

Important and interesting articles and reports published recently about America’s infrastructure. “High Speed Rail Proposals Map“, Matthew Yglesias, ThinkProgress, 21 April 2009 — Cost be dammed thinking from a young leftist journalist. “Infrastructure Madness“, Jack Shafer, Slate, 21 April 2009 — “Don’t believe everything you read about the failing bridges and antiquated waterworks.” “The 2009 Report Card …

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