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Stimulating the Economy with a Vision

In Uncategorized on December 9, 2008 at 1:54 pm

“But alas, there’s no evidence so far that the Obama infrastructure plan is attached to any larger social vision. In fact, there is a real danger that the plan will retard innovation and entrench the past.”

David Brooks of the NYT is right to look for the Obama Administration to put a social context–enhancing community, for instance–to the billions in infrastructure investments that Congress will approve in the first months of the new administration.  That is detail–a policy framework–we hope will come from the president-elect.  It can start in general terms with the stimulus package and then be given finer detail in the surface transportation proposal.  Pbea

Stimulating the Economy with a Vision