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Bi-Sectoralism V: Beyond Short-Termism

Jay Pelosky | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Jay Pelosky

We have a jobs crisis, an infrastructure crisis, a health care cost crisis, a pensions crisis, an education crisis and a climate crisis. That's a good half dozen areas of focus that by their nature demand long term approaches, not short-termism.

From Microfinance to Metafinance: A New Tool to Fight Global Poverty

Melanie Walker | Posted 03.24.2012 | Good News
Melanie Walker

The microfinance revolution created new ways for the world's poor to secure loans. But microfinance institutions normally don't have the capacity or authority to finance community-level infrastructure projects.

Made in the USA: It's More Complex Than You Think

Adam Clampitt | Posted 03.24.2012 | DC
Adam Clampitt

If America's leaders want to see us regain our manufacturing dominance, the answer is not as easy as "right-to-work" laws, a changing tax code, or currency manipulation.

Amanda Terkel

President Obama Tries Out State Of The Union Jobs Theme With Local Leaders

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama and two top White House advisers held a conference call with state and local officials Friday evening, previewing the th...

Romney Will Be a Tea Party/Neocon Puppet: DeMint's (Not So) Secret Strategy for Taking Over the U.S.

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The goal of the DeMints, with the backing of the Kochs and their fellow travelers, is not to let the American people have what they want. And, they will take whatever steps necessary to buy elections, to suppress the vote, to select robotic judges.

Matt Sledge

GOP Candidates Praise Tolls But Ignore Jobs In Transportation Talk

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama made improving transportation infrastructure a centerpiece of both his 2009 stimulus bill and 2011's American Jobs Act, which d...

A Bold New Idea for Infrastructure in Africa

Vijaya Ramachandran | Posted 03.05.2012 | World
Vijaya Ramachandran

The premise is that by increasing transparency, the pool of investors will expand and a network of investors will be created -- something that we have yet to see in Africa.

2012 Dreams vs. Reality

Richard Walden | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Richard Walden

What if 2012 produced no new wars and saw existing conflicts all wind down to a negotiated peace?

Shadow Banks Go Long Energy Projects

Peter Gardett | Posted 02.22.2012 | Business
Peter Gardett

Hundreds of millions of dollars have been committed to solar and wind projects in recent weeks, and while the end of the year often brings with it a s...

McDonnell Touts Virginia Highway Improvements

AP | Posted 12.21.2011 | DC

RICHMOND, Va. -- State officials say Virginia is making significant progress in a push to improve highways and bridges. Gov. Bob McDonnell said Wedne...

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...

Jordan Howard

State Lawmakers' Unwillingness To Raise Fuel Taxes Costing States Revenue

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Howard | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A new report by the Institute on Taxation and Economic policy, a non-profit and non-partisan research organization based in Washington, ...

A Silver Lining in New York's Tax Hike

Carol Kellermann | Posted 02.07.2012 | New York
Carol Kellermann

If a temporary personal income tax hike is the price we pay for long-term reforms that enhance infrastructure, encourage job growth, and make the tax system more equitable, then it is a price worth paying.

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.

How Tomorrow's Infrastructure Will Be Built

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Ideology is being replaced by standards. Never-ending arguments about privatization, who should own the electricity company, have given way to public discussions about performance, who can avoid more black-outs.

Pacific Standard Time At LACMA: The Untold Story

Harris Silver | Posted 01.22.2012 | Home
Harris Silver

Pacific Standard Time is a sprawling cultural initiative with 68 major museum shows and 125 gallery exhibitions including California Design 1930-1965: 'Living in a Modern Way.'

WATCH: New Tunnel Will Trim Travel Times In The Alps

www.cnn.com | Posted 11.22.2011 | Travel

A massive engineering project should soon trim travel times between Zurich and Milan, a trans-Alpine trip that about 10,000 people make daily. The ...

Occupy's Tactics

Norm Stamper | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Shutting down a critical bridge or snarling highway traffic during rush hour may be a grand, empowering experience. But it ticks off thousands who would otherwise, in their own enlightened self-interest, sign on to the cause.

Has Driving Peaked in American Cities?

Infrastructurist | Posted 01.09.2012 | Travel
Infrastructurist

Road researchers have noticed that driving in major cities has reached an unexpected plateau, a phenomenon known as "peak car use."

John Celock

Lawmakers To Tackle More Than Nickname

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

The Fighting Sioux nickname is not the only thing on North Dakota lawmakers' plates during a special session this week, with flooding and housing also...

Infrastructure Blues

Edward Flattau | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Republicans maintain that the states and private companies could more effectively rehabilitate infrastructure than could Obama's proposed Federal Infrastructure Bank. But the GOP argument is a red herring.

A Smart Way to Start Rebuilding America

Carl Pope | Posted 01.04.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

There really is no shortage of ways to fund our transportation infrastructure -- if the oil industry and foreign oil producers pay their fair share.

PHOTOS: Proposed London Airport Could Be World's Biggest

Posted 01.04.2012 | Travel

A newly proposed airport for London, located east of the city in the Thames River Estuary, could be the world's biggest, handling 150 million passenge...

For the 99% of Americans, Keystone = JOBS

Mark H. Ayers | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Mark H. Ayers

For America's skilled craft construction professionals, any discussion of the Keystone XL project begins and ends with one word: JOBS. Today, roughly...

The World's Newest Nations

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 01.03.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Say that your province or region suddenly becomes an independent country -- with recognition from the United Nations and all. After the celebrations end, and the celebrities leave, the real decision-making begins.