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Date: 2018-01-18 Page is: DBtxt001.php list0300-Infrastructure
ISSUES / INFRASTRUCTURE


Infrastructure ... Flood Control
Global crisis
There have been major floods in all sorts of place ... Why?
Open file 0882
Infrastructure ... Flood Control
Global crisis
There have been major floods in all sorts of place ... Why?
Open file 982
Country ... USA ... Infrastructure -v- Politics -v- Big Business
The Koch brothers just kicked mass transit in the face
Open file 9154
USC-Phelps-Dunbar-Third-Coast-Reshoring
Development of the US Gulf Coast ports and industry ... 2015
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Transport/USC-Phelps-Dunbar-Third-Coast-Reshoring.pdf'
Open PDF ... USC-Phelps-Dunbar-Third-Coast-Reshoring
Christopher-Swan-Commons-Sense-2014.pdf
How technology can change the performance of infrastructure
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Ideas/ChristopherSwan/Christopher-Swan-Commons-Sense-2014.pdf'
Open PDF ... Christopher-Swan-Commons-Sense-2014

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Issue
Infrastructure
Basic observation
Infrastructure has deteriorated in most parts of the “south” and is mostly dysfunctional, making any industrial productivity low.
Prevailing response
A few big infrastructure projects are in process and on the drawing board. Some are going to add value, but the maximizing of value from these projects rarely happens because of the value export of the typical business model. Meanwhile little is done to upgrade a deteriorated infrastructure.
A better response
Rehabilitation of deteriorated infrastructure is a priority, and best done by using local contractors and a maximum of local content. The process of infrastructure building should maximize value adding, and this means local labor, local capacity and local capital to the extent it is available.





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