Sunday, July 02, 2006

PBS | I, Cringely . June 29, 2006 - If we build it they will come

PBS | I, Cringely . June 29, 2006 - If we build it they will come :
building our own infra-structure - but what does that mean?
How does a local community that cannot even pay for cafeteria
workers pay for this?
"We have an alternative model in the road system: The roads themselves are funded as infrastructure because the value is from having the road system as a whole, not the roads in isolation. You don't put a meter on each driveway. Tolls, fuel taxes, fees on trucks, etc. are ways of generating money but they are indirect. Local builders add capacity; communities add capacity and large entities create interstate roads. They don't create artificial scarcity just to increase toll revenues -- at least not so blatantly."

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