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The Infrastructure Bill Needs to Succeed Where Tech's Utopian Promises Failed

3 monthes ago   |   By The New Republic

As the multitrillion-dollar infrastructure bill wends its way through Congress , its exact parameters and legislative outcome remain uncertain. But whatever the eventual contours of the final bill, a certain ideological argument has already been put forward-and it should be a winner in the public imagination. Whereas the private sector and the efficiencies of the profit motive were once hailed as the key to good governance-“run the government like a business,” went the tired logic of privatization-that consensus may now be falling apart like a pothole-ridden Midwestern highway. As years of...
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