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What’s wrong with this idea?

Political gridlock in Washington blocks agreement on matters large and small. Meanwhile, the economy limps along four years after the crash of 2008. To the extent there is any discussion of more spending, it tends to be an argument between guns and butter — both short/medium term concerns. Investment in the future: roads, bridges, schools, efficient electrical grids, widespread broadband, emerging energy and bio-technologies is considered desirable but impossible without more debt, which the nation cannot afford. And yet these are the kinds of investments that will put people to work, grow the economy and prepare a brighter future for all.

Is there a way to invest in the future that could appeal to both the political right and the political left, could benefit both people and corporations, grow the economy and put more people to work while increasing both tax revenue and consumption but not add to the national debt?

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