[Marxism] Fwd: A Country Breaking Down by Elizabeth Drew | The New York Review of Books

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Feb 12 16:56:11 MST 2016

Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 
conducts a study of where the United States stands in providing needed 
infrastructure in various sectors. Though the organization obviously has 
an interest in the creation of more construction jobs, its analyses, 
based as they are on information from other studies, are taken seriously 
by nonpartisan experts in the field. In the ASCE’s most recent report 
card, issued in 2013, the combined sectors received an overall grade of 
D+. In the various sectors, the grades were: aviation, D; bridges, C+; 
inland waterways, D–; ports, C; rail, C+; roads, D; mass transit, D; 
schools, D; hazardous waste, D; drinking water, D. No sector received an 
A. That none of the infrastructure categories received an F is hardly 
grounds for celebration.


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