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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Infrastructure reform, not just spending

[Mound of Sound calls our attention to this op-ed from the Brookings Institution, entitled "Memo to the President: Invest in Long-Term Prosperity," January 12, 2009. (Memo No. 80). -jlt]

  ...we need to reform as we invest. Getting it done right is more important than getting it done fast.

Some projects suggested for a National Infrastructure Bank include money to "unblock major ports and gateways, develop a smart electric grid, modernize air traffic control, upgrade rural telecommunications and broadband networks, and improve and expand intercity passenger rail."

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