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Infrastructure Investment

The President's New Gamble

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

If Republicans want to frame the economic debate as a choice between more tax cuts and rebuilding the common foundations of American prosperity, so much the better. That's one progressives can win.

Infrastructure: The Best Bargain In The U.S. Economy | Ezra Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

People say that the government should be run more like a business. So imagine you are CEO of the government. Your bridges are crumbling. Your schools ...

Is China Serious About Major Economic Reform? Probably Not

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Is China wrong to make economic reforms so slowly? Probably not. Despite having become the world's second largest economy, China is still a poor country on a purchase power parity (PPP) basis.

Biden Dances the Tough Dances

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

With occasional blind spots aside, Biden's policy breadth is impressive compared to virtually anyone else on the Obama team. Only Bob Gates comes close to Biden's versatility -- and even there, Biden wins hands down.

Baucus Proposes Cutting Broadband Build Out to Fund Tax Credits: Cut Programs That Create Jobs to Fund What Doesn't?

Harold Feld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harold Feld

Politicians, news reporters, and now voters have become obsessed with deficit reduction. Unfortunately, this "deficit cutting fever" now threatens the money previously allocated for the broadband stimulus programs.

Aspen Ideas Festival: Ferguson, Gergen & Zuckerman Fear-monger on Deficits

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

If the government doesn't create demand right now, then America is heading back into recession. That should have been a view represented more squarely -- and debated -- at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

How Do We Fund the Future of Infrastructure?

Steven R. Loranger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steven R. Loranger

We need government and business and citizenry to work together so the critical networks in our skies--and under our feet--will meet the needs of generations to come.

California's Model "Newocrat": David Crane's Crusade for Pension Reform and High-Speed Rail

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Gardels

Those who inhabit a paradigm of fiscal responsibility combined with investment in infrastructure and education are "newocrats." California has such a model "newocrat" in the person of David Crane.

Fareed Zakaria: China Is The Recession's "Winner" | Fareed Zakaria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The great surprise of 2009 has been the resilience of the big emerging markets -- India, China, Indonesia -- whose economies have stayed vibrant. But ...

Health Care Is Infrastructure

Deane Waldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deane Waldman

Health should be considered a form of infrastructure. Any nation that seeks to produce (and consume) goods and services needs producers and consumers who are healthy and live a long time.

Another Group Enters Fight To Control City's Chunk Of Federal Stimulus Money

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Another set of hungry folks is bellying up to Barack Obama's fiscal stimulus table. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is trying to take co...

Bridge Project Spans Gap Between Business and Green

Green Inc. | Libby Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President-elect Barack Obama's recent promise to make "the single largest new investment in our national infrastructure since the creation of the fede...