Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Once I had dinner with an international bunch of railway engineers in Munich, when a colleague (a local) who has been to China on business talked about what he saw and how he realised that everything is on a different scale from what is possible in Europe. When I tried to suggest that, especially in Germany, there are institutional and financial hurdles to efficient project execution, my arguments fell on deaf ears. Even a Dutch guy and an Austrian guy (who should know better as Austria has a much better system) brought up irrelevant excuses for the sluggishness of projects like the third track from the Ruhr Area to the Dutch border. Received wisdom is a terrible thing.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Sep 12th, 2015 at 06:58:44 PM EST

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