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Posted by Steve Anderson on Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

With the unemployment rate just reported at 9.5%, the highest in 26 years, the subject of massive job creation as a result of significant infra repair efforts demands our greater attention.  Doesn’t history guide us to the potential benefits that could result as we address two crises?  We have an urgent need for good jobs at a time when we recognize another crisis: the need to comprehensively fix the backbones of our nation.  Of course, the devil is always in the details, but this concept surely isn’t all that complex.  (And, share your view in the latest Infra Poll re job creation)

Should infrastructure projects that generate a greater number of jobs be favored for funding, even though they might not be the most urgent or produce the greatest long-term impact?

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