Posts Tagged ‘transportation infrastructure’

  • Self-interest represents the seeds that blossom into economic growth.

    Job Creators or Robber Barons?

    Oct 3, 12 • 311 Views • 2 Comments

    I have confessed before that I admire the entrepreneurs who have been called the robber barons. Carnegie and steel, Rockefeller and oil, J.J. Hill and railroads, Morgan and money. These men and others from their 19th century world competed lethally. On the...  [read more]

  • Industries afflicted with Baumol's Disease have slower productivity growth.

    Affordable (Cambodian) Health Care

    Jun 16, 12 • 226 Views • No Comments

    A village in Cambodia had problems with affordable health care but they found a solution. Traditionally,  if someone got sick, the gods had to be appeased with an offering that might include a buffalo, a cow, some bananas, incense, rice wine, a chicken. It...  [read more]

  • Our Transportation Infrastructure is Crumbling

    A Low (Safety) Grade For a New Jersey Roadway

    Mar 31, 12 • 323 Views • No Comments

    I have to admit that the Pulaski Skyway terrifies me. Driving across it, I always remember the Minneapolis bridge that collapsed during rush hour in 2007. The Pulaski Skyway is an 80-year-old rickety looking structure. A sister to the Minneapolis bridge, the...  [read more]

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    Municipal Rivalries

    Aug 14, 11 • 212 Views • No Comments

    Called the Tappan Zee, there is a bridge that extends across the Hudson River just north of New York City. It could have been a mile long or 2 but instead, politicians selected a spot where the river was 3 miles wide. The result was a more complex and pricey...  [read more]

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    Road Building Results

    May 29, 11 • 236 Views • No Comments

    If extra road mileage is built, would you predict more or less traffic? The WSJ tells us that more roads led to additional driving from local residents, commercial traffic and people moving to the area. Public transportation did not influence driving...  [read more]