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Infrastructure Investment

The Most Important, Least Sexy Use of Tax Dollars

Ron Carlee | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Ron Carlee

A more productive conversation, however, will be future-oriented, focused on the investments needed to create and sustain a city's vision for its future. And, a recognition that sometimes you really do get what you pay for.

If You Build It, Will They Come?

Ambassador Gianna Angelopoulos | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business
Ambassador Gianna Angelopoulos

Whether we're planning an Olympic Games or a new interstate highway, policymakers need to look past the short-term budget and scheduling constraints, and have a clear vision of how what is built today will be used tomorrow.

Eric Cantor's Ancient Endeavor

Paul A. London | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Paul A. London

Steering the Republican Party away from its accustomed negativism is an ancient endeavor. Henry Simons, a founder of the ardently free enterprise Chicago School, tried unsuccessfully to do so in the 1930s.

Latin America and New Global Economic Order: Post Elections Analysis

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 02.02.2013 | Business
Efraim Chalamish

Most commentators were quite surprised that America's southern neighbor and economic partner did not play a greater role to the 2012 candidates' future plans. It can be explained by both the nature of the debate and the declining role of the United States in the region.

How $60 Billion in Federal Infrastructure Spending Can Put One Million People Back to Work

Barry B. LePatner | Posted 01.15.2013 | Business
Barry B. LePatner

We've survived the election of 2012. Now what? I propose that it would be a great step in the right direction for our reelected president and all those elected officials returning to or starting out in office to make a serious and tangible investment in our nation by investing in the nation's infrastructure.

Matt Sledge

Hurricane Sandy Deals Infrastructure A Blow, Highlights Need For Investment

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- A day after Hurricane Sandy swept across the nation's most densely populated communities along the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, utilities, ...

Infrastructure Investment Creates Jobs -- For Everyone

Avi Viswanathan | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
Avi Viswanathan

The private sector will not be able to drive our recovery alone. Investing in proven job creation strategies with clear paths to reducing racial disparities will help put America back on the path to prosperity.

Mayors Group Wants More Infrastructure Investment

AP | PATRICK WALTERS | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- The economies of the nation's cities are starting to bounce back from the recession and grow again, but the state and federal governme...

Why Spending on Infrastructure Matters

Paul A. London | Posted 09.10.2012 | Business
Paul A. London

Middle class Americans hear different stories from Republicans and Democrats about why employment is not growing faster and what it will take to revive it. The solution is government spending on public works and infrastructure.

Transportation and Infrastructure = Immediate Jobs = Deficit Reduction

Dave Johnson | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

Republicans have doubled down on blocking public investment, calling it "just more government spending" and even "socialism." And, they complain, construction projects help union members.

Finance Expert Predicts We'll "Rue The Day"

Tom Tresser | Posted 06.27.2012 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

Chicago City Council voted 41 - 7 with two aldermen absent. Hey, that's two more nay votes than the parking meter scam got. We're making progress.

Could We 'Fix' Detroit With $800 Billion? Let's Try!

Ned Staebler | Posted 03.21.2012 | Detroit
Ned Staebler

The direct financial costs of the Iraq war were estimated to be about $800 billion, with a 'B.' That struck me as a lot of money. I started thinking: "What else could we have done with $800 billion over eight years?"

Matt Sledge

Barbara Boxer's Transportation Bill Would Drop Environmental Criteria In Much-Touted TIFIA Loan Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.20.2011 | Green

NEW YORK -- A bipartisan transportation bill sponsored by Sen. Barbara Boxer would dramatically expand a federal program that finances "innovative" tr...

Move the Money Home

Sen. Claire McCaskill | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Sen. Claire McCaskill

If America is going to build roads and bridges, I believe they ought to be built here, not in an unstable war zone.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Yale Profs Stress Need For Government Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

As Yale University economists gathered on Thursday evening to discuss job growth strategies, many warned that a failure to act aggressively risks the ...

Obama's 'Hipster' Republican Cabinet Secretary Hits His Own Party

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The most prominent Republican in the Obama administration is accusing GOP House members of blocking efforts to resolve the nation's pro...

Reinvigorating Transportation in the Third Industrial Revolution

J. Byron McCormick | Posted 11.26.2011 | Business
J. Byron McCormick

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are coming, and they will be in the market on or by 2015. This is a crucial element of the Third Industrial Revolution.

The Politics of Discrediting America

Paul A. London | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Paul A. London

Is the United States "broke"? John Boehner, the Republican Speaker of the House, says it is. According to Boehner, the U.S. is like a family in desp...

Jason Linkins

The Brent Spence Bridge May Not Be 'Shovel-Ready,' But It Nevertheless Exemplifies The Need For Infrastructure Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

Today, President Barack Obama is travelling to Ohio to tout his plans to create jobs through infrastructure spending. He will be appearing in front of...

Obama's Speech: The Narrative We've Been Waiting For

Miles Rapoport | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Miles Rapoport

President Obama articulated a vision that Americans need to hear -- a vision of a strong, clear, and positive role for government to make the investments that secure the American Dream.

Young Abe Lincoln on Infrastructure Investment

Dan Bimrose | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics
Dan Bimrose

Nothing ever really changes but the clothes. While in the Illinois state legislature, Abraham Lincoln was adamant about the importance of investing in infrastructure.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama's Jobs Agenda For Congress: Does It Actually Create Jobs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's become almost daily practice for President Barack Obama to point out the four things he says Congress can pass now to create jobs "...

Economic History Holds the Answers

Paul A. London | Posted 09.30.2011 | Business
Paul A. London

It took the United States 10 years to recover from the Crash that ended the stock speculation of the late 1920s. It may take longer to emerge from the aftermath of the housing crash of 2007.

The GOP's Borat Budget

Bennet Kelley | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

The Republican's Borat plan will create an America with a patchwork of gated emerald cities that are surrounded by vast areas that resemble the decrepit remnants of the Soviet empire.

A Sputnik Moment for Smart Growth

Geoffrey Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Anderson

In his State of the Union address, President Obama laid out strategies for better education, better energy production, better transportation and better job creation. All of these strategies are key to a stronger American economy.