For decades, the American Society of Civil Engineers has issued warnings about the terrible state of America’s infrastructure. Just recently, they advised that the nation’s needs are something in excess of two trillion dollars.
Is it possible that what’s happening in Texas is an example of just how bad things really are? Is Texas an exception, or simply the first of many areas to fall apart as our infrastructure continues to crumble under the strain of one weather event or another?
It’s true that Texas attracted much of its own trouble by disengaging from the nation’s power grid and then following a philosophy of deregulation and limited “government interference” in business. And yet that advisory from the civil engineers is by no means limited to Texas, and two-trillion is a very big number.