Thursday, January 24, 2008

Infrastructure? Who Needs Infrastructure?

If holding things together with spit and bailing wire was good enough for our ancestors (and their shorter life expectancies), it's good enough for us (a long life of quality is overrated anyway), so don't pay any attention to this otherwise alarming report from

  • "More than one in four of America's nearly 600,000 bridges need significant repairs."
  • "A third of the country's major roadways are in substandard condition."
  • "The number of dams that could fail has grown 134% since 1999 to 3,346, and more than 1,300 of those are 'high-hazard,' meaning their collapse would threaten lives."
  • "Aging and inadequate sewer systems spill an estimated 1.26 trillion gallons of untreated sewage every year, resulting in an estimated $50.6 billion in cleanup costs."
Cost to fix these hazards: $1.6 trillion.

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