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Infrastructure

Who Will Pay for the Zero Marginal Cost Society?

Brett Frischmann | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business
Brett Frischmann

I strongly support the notion of building systems and developing public policies that enable and take advantage of zero marginal costs, for example in the context of various infrastructure and knowledge commons. But what about the fixed costs?

Even the Rich Should Reject the Ryan Budget

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

As the House votes on a budget plan this week, the choice is not between serving the rich or the poor. It's a choice between investing in broad-based prosperity and continuing a failed experiment of austerity.

Taxation Without Representation 2014

Courtney McKinney | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Courtney McKinney

I know it does not bode well that at 24 I am this jaded about the political process. I have had enough of politicians not listening to me and the rest of us while they continue to act as they please.

Tell Your Member of Congress to Vote for the 'Better Off Budget'

Dave Johnson | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Rep. Paul Ryan's Republican corporate/conservative budget favors the interests of the wealthiest few Americans and their giant multinational corporations at the expense of American-based manufacturers and other companies, America's middle-class working people and the poor.

Time for Apple to Take a Bite Out of the Broadband Problem

Elie Jacobs | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Elie Jacobs

There are many things to do with $159 billion, this is just one idea. An idea that helps the company and country.

How Obsolete Laws Block Infrastructure

Philip K. Howard | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Philip K. Howard

American government needs a spring cleaning. Not just to fix infrastructure, but to fix every program. Not to "de-regulate," but to make regulation practical, effective and in line with current priorities.

Destined to Be an Entrepreneur

Nova Lorraine | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
Nova Lorraine

His ability to see patterns in technology and media that are not readily apparent to most is astonishing. Join me in getting to know one of today's most forward thinking business leaders.

America's Water Infrastructure Challenge: Moving from Proposals to Solutions

Michael Deane | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Michael Deane

In downtown Bethesda - one of Washington, D.C.'s busiest suburbs - an 89-year-old water main bursts, closing a major commuter thoroughfare through rus...

'Green News Report' - March 25, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Deadly -- and predicted -- landslide disaster in Washington State; Meet...

Congress Needs Your Voice to Build on Our Budget Deal

Sen. Patty Murray | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Sen. Patty Murray

While we absolutely need to continue to tackle our long-term budget deficit and debt challenges fairly and responsibly, we now have some breathing room to also focus on the other deficits facing our country.

The Middle Class Is Totally Hosed

Arthur Fox | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Arthur Fox

What most of us fail to recognize is that the gulf between the very rich and the rest of us will almost certainly continue to get worse, a lot worse! Most importantly, it may be too late to do much about it.

'Green News Report' - March 20, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Greenland is melting, and sea levels are rising; It's official - Winter...

The Evidence Is in: Taxpayers Need Protections

Donald Cohen | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Donald Cohen

As cities and states look for creative ways to solve budget shortfalls, predatory private companies always seem to pop up claiming to have the perfect answer.

'Green News Report' - March 18, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.18.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Secret federal memo warns entire nationwide electric grid could be knoc...

Our Aging and Dangerous Urban Infrastructure

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Steven Cohen

This is not a problem limited to New York City, but one that is seen throughout the United States. In many cities of the "Rust Belt", the infrastructure crisis has been a fact of life for decades.

Six Ways America Is Like a Third World Country

Sean McElwee | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Although the U.S. is one of the richest societies in history, it still lags behind other developed nations in many important indicators of human development -- key factors like how we educate our children, how we treat our prisoners, how we take care of the sick and more.

Hate Your Commute? Read This Column

Steven Fulop | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Steven Fulop

This is the dilemma for policy makers when it comes to improving our transportation infrastructure -- how to make commuters aware of the need for significant investment to make our transportation system better and safer.

Kate Sheppard

New Government Report Warns of 'Cascading System Failures' Caused By Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- From roads and bridges to power plants and gas pipelines, American infrastructure is vulnerable to the effects of climate change, accord...

Jobs Proposals in the President's Sure-To-Be-Obstructed Budget

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

The president's 2015 budget proposal "pivots" away from the 2010 "pivot" to austerity, pushes modestly for jobs and prioritizes infrastructure repair. Republicans will obstruct this -- just like they have obstructed every jobs plan since the stimulus. But the public fully supports what the president is trying to do.

Investment in Infrastructure Will Help Small Businesses Drive Economic Growth

Karen Mills | Posted 04.30.2014 | Small Business
Karen Mills

It's no secret that America's 28 million small businesses were hit hard during the financial crisis with a perfect storm of declining sales and frozen credit markets. Since then, we've turned a corner.

A Tax Cut That 'Pays For' Unemployment Insurance and Infrastructure

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

It is bad economic policy. But, all economic policy that could pass a Republican-controlled House of Representatives is bad. All they care about, really, is tax cuts for the wealthy. But those tax cuts do not create jobs or "pay for themselves." Nor do regulations on balance cost jobs.

The New Global Leader, Part VI: Jens Rötzel, Driving Sustainable Growth in Africa

O'Brien Browne | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

A true entrepreneur, Jens founded his first company at age 18. He is CEO of JRX Ghana, a company which specializes in connecting non-African companies with African firms to create win-win business for all.

REPORT: Safety Problems Overlooked At One Of The Country's Busiest Airports

ABC Eyewitness News | Jim Hoffer | Posted 02.22.2014 | New York

The Port Authority insists they'd never operate runways or taxiways if it were unsafe. But sources working at JFK say the massive electrical system...

President's Budget to Propose Building on Murray-Ryan Agreement

Joel Friedman | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Joel Friedman

The administration proposal highlights that the funding levels under current law will deprive the nation of worthy investments in such areas as infrastructure, research, and education, and it urges Congress and the nation to evaluate whether the benefits of higher spending in those areas outweigh the costs of cutting certain programs and raising certain revenues.

Howard's Daily: Finding Infrastructure in the Stimulus Plan

Philip K. Howard | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Philip K. Howard

Modernizing American infrastructure will improve competitiveness, create a "greener" footprint, and has a high "multiplier" on each dollar invested. We know that's what President Obama wanted at the outset. Why didn't it happen?