Suddenly, infrastructure is all the rage.
With both the left and the right of U.S. politics agreeing that new infrastructure spending is needed, the question now becomes: define infrastructure.
According to AP News, President Biden’s plan goes “beyond roads and bridges: President Joe Biden is trying to redefine infrastructure not just as an investment in America the place, but in its workers, families and people.”
Here’s a roundup of some of the stories surrounding this issue:
“At a company like Microsoft, we see first-hand that the technology of our time is creating new opportunities and challenges. To make the most of technology’s future, the United States again needs a bold infrastructure plan that will create a springboard for new jobs, sustained competitiveness and broader prosperity. While many details and the need for compromise lie ahead, we believe President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, or AJP, points in the right direction.”
“Popular with voters (if not politicians) across the ideological spectrum, the infrastructure bill would provide billions of dollars to upgrade and modernize roads, mass transit, bridges, airports, schools, hospitals, reservoirs and water pipes, federal buildings, manufacturing plants, the electric…