Transparency

transparency

When we know what's going on we can change it.

 

Knowledge

knowledge

The more we know, the better ideas we have.

 

Rationality

rationality

The more objective thinking we do the better decisions we make.

 

Compromise

compromise

We all live together and and depend on each other.

 

Prior long-term government investments in the U.S. have yielded astounding improvements in all parts of society. Just a few are: railroads, interstate highway system, postal system, telephone expansion, education, biological and chemical research, medicine and technology. Too much focus on short-term issues and expenditures allows the infrastructure foundation of any economy/society to suffer until there is a prolonged decline. Here are types of infrastructure in dire need of repair, modernization and/or revamping:

  1. Transport - streets, highways, bridges and ports
  2. Aircraft control
  3. Electrical grid
  4. Healthcare
  5. Internet connectivity
  6. Education
  7. Basic research in all sciences
  8. Environmental stability
  9. Water management
  10. Land erosion

These areas do, and will always, affect every human being. Such investments are required, not optional, and yield enormous returns (though in the very next election or paycheck). Government does not have to create, fund and manage every one of the investments, but it needs to be the driving force for action.

"For an economy built to last we must invest in what will fuel us for generations to come. This is our history - from the Transcontinental Railroad to the Hoover Dam, to the dredging of our ports and building of our most historic bridges - our American ancestors prioritized growth and investment in our nation's infrastructure." ― Cory Booker

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