Posts Tagged: infrastructure

On Suffering and Sympathy

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What is the distance between sympathy and action? How do we travel from one to the other? ...more

Better Funding Boosts Library Usage

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Library use has been declining, but that decline probably isn’t due to a decreasing interest in reading. Plenty of pundits blame the rise of digital technology, but even libraries that offer digital services like ebook lending have seen declines. The real culprit is the same crisis afflicting all of American infrastructure: a lack of investment.

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Today In American Things To Fix

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Those of us with life-long bridge phobias probably wish we could un-see this news. According to yesterday’s “Transportation for America” report, one in nine bridges in the U.S. are “structurally deficient,” which means that “each day the volume of travelers who use deficient bridges in the United States far outnumbers the customers served by McDonald’s worldwide.”

And this might be why: “Left to their own devices, many states plow resources into sprawl-inducing road expansions while leaving the maintenance of existing structures untended.” C’mon states.

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