The Legacy of Public Investment

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Not only is infrastructure investment an excellent way to stimulate the economy, it creates lasting projects that serve America for decades. Salon has a slideshow up that shows some of the well-known American institutions created with federal money during the New Deal. See how many you’ve been to or used. They include: the Lincoln Tunnel in New York, the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh, the Blue Ridge Parkway of Virginia and North Carolina, Camp David in Maryland, the Appalachian Trail, the National Baseball Hall of Fame, much of the Chicago lakefront, and La Guardia Airport.

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