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October 22, 2008

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Paul Ramsey

Infrastructure boom or coming infrastructure collapse? The lessons of 1992 are a bit worrying -- Bill Clinton came into power with a Democratic congress but still couldn't pass a decent stimulus package. Perhaps this time will be different, the set-up is pretty similar. Recession, deficit, etc.

Ben R.

The infrastructure development is needed regardless of the country's current economic woes.

Using one as a justification for another can be problematic, because arguments have been made government job creation on infrastructure development is not necessarily a boon to the larger economy in a recession (the higher pay of government jobs crowd out private job creation).

Of course, it makes a superb political argument for the investment if unemployment starts edging closer to 10% and New Deal language is invoked.

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