Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 44161
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2006/8/26-29 [Science/Space, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:44161 Activity:kinda low
8/26    In the old days, the government built great infrastructures like
        big dams, power generators, interstate highways, etc. What are some
        recent examples of big projects today?
        \_ The New Orleans project.
        \_ err... our annual highway bill.  do you have any idea how much it
           is?
        \_ The Glorious War Reconstruction Program in Iraq
        \- you mean the us govt? obviously with things like dams, there is
           a lot more of this in developing countries, e.g. three gorges dam
           in china. and in many of the cases above the govt paid for but
           didnt build them. a lot of transportation infrastructure isnt a
           single object like the GGB, but more like THE BIG DIG. and of course
           there is NOLA, new airports now and then etc.
           \_ You mean the three gorges dam project where literally millions of
              people were involuntarily forced out of their homes, and cities
              and counties of historic significance are forever submerged in
              water?
              water?  No, the US govt hasn't done something of that scale.
        \_ NFL stadiums built with taxpayer money.
        \_ In the old days, social spending was trivial to non-existant
           compared to today.  You can't have your cake and eat it too.
           That's why we're always borrowing from the future to have our
           toys today.
        \_ ISS </sarcasm>
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