We have a lot of infrastructure problems in this country that aren’t being repaired because Congress and state legislatures refuse to raise the gas tax and use the funds to fix our levees, roads, bridges, etc. My guest Philip K. Howard of Common Good has a proposal for a bipartisan solution to the problem, which he wrote about in The Atlantic and discussed on my show today. As he points out, breaking the political logjam would not only mean upgrades to our decades-old and broken-down infrastructure, but would also create a couple million jobs and lots more in financial return on the investment.

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