Why Filling Potholes Won’t Be Enough to Grow the U.S. Economy

Robert D. Atkinson October 4, 2016
October 4, 2016

America faces an investment deficit, and if the country is going to solve it in a way that puts people to work and boosts long-term growth, it needs to do more than repave existing roads and repair existing bridges, writes Rob Atkinson in the Christian Science Monitor. It also need to make sure that a sizable share of the $275 billion to $550 billion that both presidential candidates are proposing for infrastructure goes to building new roads and bridges, systematically making all infrastructure smarter with information technology, and investing in cutting-edge science and engineering research.