Posts Tagged ‘transportation infrastructure’

  • texting is 20 years old

    Infrastructure: The Internet and Canals

    Jan 24, 13 • 465 Views • No Comments

    An internet connection and a canal could be rather similar. Internet Connections in the Americas, 2012: Looking beyond the Americas, South Korea leads the world with the highest proportion of its population having fast internet service (more below). Shipping......  [read more]

  • How much should cities plan for the storm of the century?

    A Ripple of Problems From Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 1, 12 • 384 Views • No Comments

    Reading economist Arnold Kling’s explanation of why it will take a very long time to return to normal from Hurricane Sandy, I kept thinking of my own NJ disaster devastated neighborhood with downed trees on roads covered with branches, leaves and wires.......  [read more]

  • Everyday economics and U.S. GDP

    Job Creators or Robber Barons?

    Oct 3, 12 • 567 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 • 376 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 • 483 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]