Biden Infrastructure Plan: What All Is Included?

We must remind critics of the Biden infrastructure plan what all is included in the term “infrastructure.” It’s a little bit more than just cars.

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Buttigieg Suggests VMT Tax. Here Are A Few Alternatives.

VMT is a tough sell for a variety of reasons. Can’t we just get it over with and get a national carbon tax?

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Centralization: Economy of Scale? Looming Disaster? Lil Bit of Both?

Streetcars, gas and water pipes, power lines, and other “invisible networks,” to borrow a line from the title of Ann Durkin Keating’s book, make up a vibrant history of infrastructure in which centralization vs. decentralization is a big debate.

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Black Ocean Strategy? Private Firms Are Looking To Cut Themselves A Slice Of The Infrastructure Pie.

Wall Street and Silicon Valley are looking for access to infrastructure as they seek out new markets and sources of reliable revenue streams and growth potential. It’s good work … if you can get it.

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Rivers and Roads (and the World’s Largest Dam Removal)

In the Olympic Peninsula, dam removals on the Elwha River and resulting road washouts lead us to question the compatibility of changing ecosystems and unchanging infrastructure.

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Farewell, Arecibo: The Need For Climate-Resilient Infrastructure

The collapse of the Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico highlights the gradual attrition of American leadership in science, and the failure of an entire generation of political leadership– in both parties- to address the increasingly grave threats of climate change.

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