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    Re: Does strong infrastructure perpetuate economic growth

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    The jobs have to be long term value added positions, not just bridges to nowhere, HSR to places where it won't be used and the like.
    If it isn't done wisely, it's a waste of resources, no matter the temporary stimulative effect.
    We have to see the difference between bridges to nowhere and real investments as well....

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    Re: Does strong infrastructure perpetuate economic growth

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    What effec
    Sorry, I prefer to cut your statement short for my convenience, and continue to ask for an explanation...
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    Re: Does strong infrastructure perpetuate economic growth

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    We have to see the difference between bridges to nowhere and real investments as well....
    Some of the supposed HSR projects, aren't actually mag lev type HSR that you're thinking of, they're just somewhat faster train services.
    Some what faster being an increase of 30 mph or so.
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    Re: Does strong infrastructure perpetuate economic growth

    Investment need not be done by government. Yes, obviously infrastructure makes private business more efficient, but you can't perform economic calculation when you use taxation to pay for the projects.

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    Re: Does strong infrastructure perpetuate economic growth

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Investment need not be done by government. Yes, obviously infrastructure makes private business more efficient, but you can't perform economic calculation when you use taxation to pay for the projects.
    government has a legitimate role in the building of infrastructure. the interstate highway system, for example.

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    Re: Does strong infrastructure perpetuate economic growth

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Investment need not be done by government. Yes, obviously infrastructure makes private business more efficient, but you can't perform economic calculation when you use taxation to pay for the projects.
    So what private business is going to pay for projects like the interstate system? Or do you think we could have gotten by without that?
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    Re: Does strong infrastructure perpetuate economic growth

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    government has a legitimate role in the building of infrastructure. the interstate highway system, for example.
    Quote Originally Posted by atrasicarius View Post
    So what private business is going to pay for projects like the interstate system? Or do you think we could have gotten by without that?
    http://mises.org/books/roads_web.pdf

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    Re: Does strong infrastructure perpetuate economic growth

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    You mind just summing that up? I don't really feel like spending 3 or 4 hours reading it.
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    Re: Does strong infrastructure perpetuate economic growth

    Quote Originally Posted by atrasicarius View Post
    You mind just summing that up? I don't really feel like spending 3 or 4 hours reading it.
    Private companies have built and can build transportation infrastructure.

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    Re: Does strong infrastructure perpetuate economic growth

    i don't believe that essential services with inelastic demand are best delivered solely by for-profit companies.

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