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How to build a bridge, shipyard or highway even a conservative could love

How to build a bridge, shipyard or highway even a conservative could love

“The conservatives are going to go crazy,” Donald Trump’s senior advisor, Stephen K. Bannon, recently told the Hollywood Reporter about his grand plans for a massive new spending program. “I'm the guy pushing a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan…. It's the greatest opportunity to rebuild everything. Shipyards, iron works, get them all jacked up. We're just going to throw it up against the wall and see if it sticks. It will be as exciting as the 1930s, greater than the Reagan revolution — conservatives, plus populists, in an economic nationalist movement.”

Although, as a conservative, I find the description of the 1930s as an “exciting...

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