Opinion: Fix infrastructure to fix public morale

02/28/2008 | Foreign Affairs magazine

Rebuilding America's crumbling infrastructure is one way to help rebuild "the resilience of American society" after terrorist attacks and natural disasters have left many feeling powerless, argues Stephen E. Flynn in the current issue of Foreign Affairs. Drawing on ASCE's report card on America's infrastructure, which gives dismal grades to our infrastructure, Flynn says, "Robustness also entails investing in and maintaining elements of critical infrastructure, such as dams and levees, so that they can withstand low-probability but high-consequence events."

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