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FDR's New Deal was a successful run of large public projects, wasn't it?

I am all for smaller, local-chosen and controlled projects. If done nation-wide, these can nibble at the unemployment problem and take significant chunks out of it.

But large projects such as retrofitting houses, solar rollout, broadband fibre rollout, national cultural/artistic patrimony management, better public transport and the like surely demand a less piecemeal approach?

Corruption remains a hellish problem whichever way is chosen.

Total transparency on all bidding programs could be transformational in this regard.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Nov 28th, 2014 at 06:42:26 AM EST
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