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Three Infrastructure Musts if We Are Going to Repair the Nation

The Race to Rebuild: America's Infrastructure - CNBC:
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DO NOT ASSUME THE CONTINUED DOMINATION OF THE CAR
Yes we need safe roads and yes we need safe bridges but we should treat these as rights of way that we the people own
REBUILD WITH A VIEW TO NEW CENTERS OF PROXIMITY
We should think of new settlements away from obvious weather and flood dangers We should work to gather folk in proximate areas instead of accepting more and more sprawl
ENSURE EQUAL CONNECTIVITY EVERYWHERE
We should recognize that we will outgrow our current gadget craze More and more the Web will be our center for education and for work and for recreation
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Why Buy Followers When You Can Get Followers for Free

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Three Signs For the Future Community Proximity Non-Idolatry

COMMUNITYCommunity is relationship that is more than merely social Community possesses a measure of assumed empathyThe horrendous architecture of the sprawl present is inimical to communityThe sheer decibel level of today's living substitutes shouting for intimacyWithout community there is little redemptive feedbackWith community there is neighborliness awareness and helpfulness
PROXIMITYProximity is closeness which is neither sardine-like nor snail-likeOur ill-designed sprawl world lacks proximity and increases atomizationProximity is essential to a viable local economyThe ideal is to have everything necessary within a mile walkThe need to go by private car is the venal trick played on everyone Proximity is a better standard for the future than more sprawl
NON-IDOLATRYThe worship of idols and graven images is one root of evilEvil is willed action that is harmful and can lead to injury and deathIdolatry is giving first place to anything but the values that make for lifeThe values th…