new york times

  • 01.31.18

    How To Reinvent Infrastructure

    There was only one reference to the deficit in last night's State of the Union speech, and it had nothing to do with the federal budget. I found that refreshing - we can carry a deficit if the money's spent wisely - but that's another story. What President Trump talked about was America's staggering infrastructure ...

    There was only one reference to the deficit in last night’s State of the Union speech, and it had nothing to do with the federal budget. I found that refreshing — we can carry a deficit if the money’s spent wisely — but that’s another story. What President Trump talked about was America’s staggering infrastructure deficit, a whopping $2 trillion fault line in the backbone of the American economy, according to the latest estimates from the American Society of Civil Engineers.