All over Port au Prince, the same spray-painted scrawl designates thousands of half-collapsed houses and buildings "à démolir."
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If politicians succumb to pressure to reduce spending quickly, there is no way to get people back to work. Somebody has to spend money, but who will do it if not the government?
The current unemployment rate and overwhelming likelihood of its persistence for many months, even years, is a human disaster.
If the recovery is done right, we can forge public-private partnerships akin to the Second World War. However, our least patriotic institution, the large scale investment bank, seems to have something different in mind.
The United Kingdom Information Commissioner recently named Balfour Beatty and LAZ Parking Company's parent, Vinci, as having funded a secret 15-year long blacklisting operation.
Governor Rendell has been a tireless advocate of an infrastructure-driven recovery within the NGA and also as co-leader of Building America's Future.
If the TARP banks are to be a main investment vehicle for the next stage of recovery -- as they should be, it is after all our money not theirs -- it is heartening to have Obama at the helm.
Building a New Deal Liberalism offers a fascinating history of New Deal public works programs, challenging the conventional arguments about the problems with these projects.
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