Infrastructure as a social good? Who knew?

Australia

Graham Readfearn, “The Great Barrier Reef is not on the ‘in danger’ list. Why, and what happens next?” Guardian, July 24, 2021, https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/25/the-great-barrier-reef-is-not-on-the-in-danger-list-why-and-what-happens-next


Pandemic

David Connett, “Anger over Sajid Javid’s advice to not ‘cower’ from Covid,” Guardian, July 24, 2021, https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jul/25/sajid-javids-advice-to-not-cower-from-covid-provokes-angry-backlash


Infrastructure

There’s almost no mystery about a group promoting privatization; they’re almost certainly capitalist libertarians, and clearly with sympathy from neoliberals. Oh, and their track record sucks because while they chase fantastic profits from “supply and demand,” the quality of their road work leaves something to be desired, and it turns out that demand is elastic to the point of collapse.[1] The concept of a social good is entirely absent from this completely asinine thinking.

Lee Fang, “Mystery Group Promoting Infrastructure Privatization Boosted By Toll Road Lobbyists,” Intercept, July 23, 2021, https://theintercept.com/2021/07/23/infrastructure-privatization-toll-roads/

Military

Will Weissert, “Rep. Luria’s pro-Navy, centrist identity may get Jan. 6 test,” Associated Press, July 24, 2021, https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-government-and-politics-capitol-siege-navy-cead205203b284a27184b83a99620dbe


Oklahoma

Annie Gowen and Robert Barnes, “‘Complete, dysfunctional chaos’: Oklahoma reels after Supreme Court ruling on Indian tribes,” Washington Post, July 24, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/complete-dysfunctional-chaos-oklahoma-reels-after-supreme-court-ruling-on-indian-tribes/2021/07/23/99ba0b80-ea75-11eb-8950-d73b3e93ff7f_story.html


  1. [1]Lee Fang, “Mystery Group Promoting Infrastructure Privatization Boosted By Toll Road Lobbyists,” Intercept, July 23, 2021, https://theintercept.com/2021/07/23/infrastructure-privatization-toll-roads/

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