October 24, 2011

Dear taxpayer...

As the U.S. congress grapples for solutions to the economic crisis, it is critical to recognize that rebuilding and modernizing infrastructure will be a key driver of economic growth. [...] Infrastructure investments provide an opportunity to improve the economy in the short term by creating jobs [MF: and more of them if workers use spoons instead of shovels and excavators], while also driving the long-term growth needed to compete in the global marketplace.
Who wrote this? Kathy Caldwell, president of the American Society of Civil Engineers. It is published in Science, and not in the advertisements section.

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