Much of what we now call "infrastructure" was, once upon a long time ago, called "public works"

Lessons to be learned from privatization of parking meters | Chicago Sun-Times

"The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the Trump administration is 'drafting plans to privatize some public assets such as airports, bridges, highway rest stops and other facilities.'"

And I’m opposed to selling it off. It’s like eating your seed corn or something. (I’m not a farmer. I’m just pretending I know what that means. But I think it means it’s stupid, which happens to be exactly what I mean, so it works. It’s dumb.)

Plus, I can’t see how selling a rest stop on the Interstate makes much difference to the national state of affairs. But maybe a nice bauble for the occasional campaign contributor…

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