Tag Archives: tunnel option

‘Build it — or else’

I just posted about a phenomenon called job blackmail on Sightline’s Daily Score. Job blackmail happens when businesses threaten to leave the state or city because of environmental legislation. But megaprojects like the waterfront tunnel replacement for the viaduct also … Continue reading

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When you’re in a hole, start digging?

Early this year I wrote a post based on a quote from John Maynard Keynes, the famous British economist of the last century. Keynes had an idea about filling a hole with bottles filled with money, covering the hole over … Continue reading

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Tunneling our way to recovery

While reading about Obama’s plans to pull the economy out of a nose dive, I happened upon this quote from John Maynard Keynes: “If the Treasury were to fill old bottles with bank-notes, bury them at suitable depths in disused … Continue reading

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