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Ezra Klein Archive: Infrastructure

The death of the gas tax -- and of infrastructure investment?

Perhaps my favorite part of the budget is the Department of Transportation's section (pdf). Readers know that I think infrastructure investment is, at this moment, the biggest no-brainer in the economy. The need is great, the workers are plentiful,...

By Ezra Klein  | February 15, 2011; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Infrastructure  
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Column: America's other deficit

The sense in Washington -- and, it seems, in the country -- is that the government's New Year's resolution should be same as everyone else's New Year's resolution: Lose some weight and get fit. Of course, the government is constantly...

By Ezra Klein  | January 3, 2011; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  Budget, Infrastructure  
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A grim lesson from the stimulus

In the post below, Gary Burtless explains that fairly little of the stimulus was devoted to actually building stuff because the government (correctly) assessed that it couldn't build stuff quickly enough to make building stuff a good use of stimulus...

By Ezra Klein  | December 29, 2010; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Infrastructure  
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Infrastructure: The right jobs for the right people doing the right things at the right time

The Council of Economic Advisers has a report (pdf) out today making the case for more infrastructure investment. Most of the arguments will be familiar to folks who read last week's column on the subject, but the CEA presses one...

By Ezra Klein  | October 11, 2010; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
Categories:  Infrastructure  
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