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Kevin Drum’s Jobs Plan

Kevin Drum’s Jobs Plan

Kevin Drum wants a $1 trillion infrastructure investment to kick-start the economy. I think that even if you take the stimulus argument out of the picture – infrastructure investment is slow and not exactly great stimulus – he’s right about needing to invest in our crumbling infrastructure, and with the ridiculously low interest rates we…

High speed rail U.S.A.

High speed rail U.S.A.

Opponents of high speed rail make several points about its viability: rail is a “19th century” mode of transportation; rail would be under-used and therefore would need massive subsidies to function; infrastructure in the cities connected by high speed rail is not sufficient to make this form of transportation efficient or cost-effective; even if rail…