Anonymous
Anonymous asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 2 months ago

Does not spending on infrastructure make us wealthier?

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  • 1 month ago

    It only makes the rich richer. And us poorer. The rich are the ones replacing broken bridges, roads, government buildings, and you know it cost more to replace then to maintain. Just like your car. if you do not check the oil, which cost nothing, and refill oil, when needed, cost maybe $3 a quart of oil, 3 to 5 times a year. a total of $15.  But if you drive with low oil you could blow your engine, and that would cost you $3000.  So maintaining the bridges, replacing a few bad sections, and repainting the bridge with rust protecting paint, every 5 yrs, and it would cost $20,000-$50,000. but to knock down a bridge, removing it, and then rebuilding it. would cost a couple of million for an average bridge or small bridge. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Where the money come from? Building infrastructure can help to escalating business but it needs a large amount of money. The account book has to be balanced with positive return-on-investment. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    You ever been to Germany? Their "infrastructure" is all maintained well and everything runs like clockwork. The trains are on time, no bridges dropping in the river, no potholes in the highways, streets are clean, no trash in the sidewalks.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No.....................................................

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    for yanks to understand

    it was Democrat POTUS Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs that helped improve the lives of people suffering from the events of the depression

    ironically it was a democrat initiative that helped trumps father earn his first $million from taxpayers money

    historically low interest rates UK has ever seen, snide nasty miserable brexiters have damned the country and its future

    a perfect opportunity missed to build a new town, to ease the housing crisis, create new jobs and apprenticeships, stimulate the economy and improve morale

    UK cannot afford another £50million conservative boris johnson vanity bridge

    Labour are not blameless in this mess, strong opposition has a purpose

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  • 2 months ago

    2000 years ago the Roman's taught us to build roads we haven't improved much have we

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  • Mmm J
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    2 months ago

    That depends on your perspective of "wealth".

    Society, today, depends on various infrastructure projects to further various efficiencies. The project could be new or improving roadways for vehicles - moving commerce and people for employment or pleasure, adding or increasing throughput for various utilities (electricity, natural gas, communications, etc.), water storage - all sorts of stuff.

    Not spending on these items allows the person or government entity with the money to keep that "wealth". Paying into the infrastructure project usually means money is collected from citizens (taxes or fees) to fund the project - and the administrators of the project... The "transfer of wealth" happens.

    When complete, the project can positively impact lots of people... If this is how you measure (or define ) make "us" wealthier, sure.

    There are many examples of infrastructure improvements that were not so successful. Example:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravina_Island_Bridg...

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  • 2 months ago

    Infrastructure is a necessary evil of modern life, the population grows every part of the social fabric that supports society needs to grow along with it.

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  • 2 months ago

    Idiomatic?Other wise that road is maddening,one when,s there!

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Not usually. It provides employment to some (often cheaper immigrant labour). 

    But somewhere along the line it has to be paid for.

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