Get America Working Again

I loved seeing this during the past week as I went back and forth on the Tappan Zee Bridge:

2014-06-22 08.27.36 2014-06-22 08.28.03 2014-06-22 08.28.16 2014-06-22 08.28.30Construction cranes! About 20 or more of them spanning the length of the bridge, pounding pylons into the riverbed as the opening phase of building a bridge to replace the iconic Tappan Zee Bridge.

Why is it so wonderful to see?

I live in Asia, and construction crane is as common as street-side noodle vendors. They are ubiquitous. Not so much in America.

Granted, some of that speaks to the level of development that the USA has already achieved. It’s firmly a stage 5 economy while many of the southeast Asian economies that I witness daily are playing catch up.

But I firmly believe that America needs to move forward and think big. We have been plateaued for far too long. Too many people flipping burgers and flipping hedge funds and far too few people dreaming, innovating, and constructing large projects.

Let’s take advantage of our talented and skilled workforce. Let’s take advantage of the boon in gas reserves. Do we really want to be dependent on Middle Eastern oil? Really? Haven’t we learned the nature of the fragile ties of Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, etc …

It’s time to put America back to work, so I am all for replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge. Let’s keep it going.



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