Why It’s Called “Yellow Brick Road”

Nov. 16, 2016
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A lot of things confuse me. Logarithms are confusing. How some video game players are considered athletes is confusing to me. People who celebrate a birthday “month” really confuse me. And then there’s the issue of infrastructure. This doesn’t just confuse me: it confounds me, dumbfounds me, and stuns me that the idea of revitalizing the nation’s roads, bridges, electrical grid, sewers, ports, and airports—which would generate jobs, jump start the economy, and so much more—is agreed upon by all, but no one can agree on how to fund it.

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I’ll grant you that funding infrastructure spending can also be a confusing proposition. When he was a candidate, the President-Elect’s team of advisors announced a 10-year, $1 trillion infrastructure plan that would use tax credits to lure private investment. There are P3’s, public private partnerships. And there are a plethora of P3 configurations. Or, we could just increase the existing gas tax that provided revenue for the Highway Trust Fund.

It might be too early to figure out exactly what the next Administration is going to try to do, so maybe we should just try to first understand simpler things, such as the difference between streets, roads, and avenues.

Well that was confusing.