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Big infrastructure, big uncertainty

One of the peculiar features of debates about big monolithic infrastructure projects, such as universal broadband networks and high-speed rail lines, is the way their supporters talk about them in public. To advocates, the wisdom of these projects is obvious. You … Continue reading

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High-speed rail: an expensive hobby

(Cross-posted at shorewalker.com) I like trains. For a while when I was a kid, I spent Saturdays clambering around Adelaide’s Mile End Railway Museum and most of my pocket money buying items for an elaborate train set. Which may explain … Continue reading

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