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Re: So why don't US citizens get this?
On Jul 28, 2008, at 9:54 AM, John Levine wrote:
In article <2B12539A-2240-455C-9CE4-06F1DFA94E00@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> you write:Sort of makes one wonder how the US came to have ubiquitous roads, or power, or water distribution...
Or, to be more specific, people everywhere need power and water and were willing to pay for them, so other people started companies to provide them everywhere. Roads are a little more complicated - the basic roads were there due to demand, but the highways got built because the Army argued that without highways they couldn't move troops and supplies to defend the country in case of an invasion. The same trick got science funded for a while... :-)