Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I see very similar problems in the UK over ...well any infrastructure improvement. Any except roads of course.

We can't build windfarms. We can't build overhead powerlines. We can't build high speed railways, even a stupid one.

We can't; sums up anglo-american neo-conservatism really.

I suspect that the resistance comes from the idea that all of that money going from central government into the productive economy and wages reduces the amount that parasitic finance can easily extract. Of course, they dress it up in nimbyism, or getting the government the hell out of the way. But it's so much easier to plunder a billion if it's all sitting in one place

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon May 30th, 2011 at 10:16:55 AM EST

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