Comments on: Counterparties: Things fall apart http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/11/05/counterparties-things-fall-apart/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: facebook fans http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/11/05/counterparties-things-fall-apart/comment-page-1/#comment-56182 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 17:06:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=19323#comment-56182 Hrmm we has weird, my comment got eaten. Anyway I want to tips on how to say that thiss nice how you can be aware that somebody else in addition mentioned this once i had trouble seeking the same info elsewhere. This has been originally that said the right formula. Thanks.

]]>
By: sditulli http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/11/05/counterparties-things-fall-apart/comment-page-1/#comment-44422 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 13:46:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=19323#comment-44422 Society of American civil engineers isn’t exactly an unbiased source. They get paid by promoting large infrastructure products and thus its in their interest to grade our infrastructure poorly.

]]>
By: river4 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/11/05/counterparties-things-fall-apart/comment-page-1/#comment-44413 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 05:37:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=19323#comment-44413 ASCE has been providing grades of the nations infrastructure since well before 2009, I think they had a D grade back in 2001.

Also note that the Minnesota Bridge Collapse was a design error . . . just in the interest of full disclosure.

Infrastructure improvements should be pursued as its own standalone policy . . . don’t get it wrapped up in the stupid stimulus/austerity debate or it will never get done.

]]>
By: InfiniteThought http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/11/05/counterparties-things-fall-apart/comment-page-1/#comment-44411 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 03:58:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=19323#comment-44411 There is $2T of corporate profit outside USA. Why can’t the govt start a Public Private Partnership to invest in America’s infrastructure. Companies have 3 years to bring back all profit that is left outside USA. Companies can decide to either pay 20% tax or invest the money in a 2% bond which is tax-free. Let’s say 40 – 50% of the money is invested in the tax-free bonds. That’s $800B-$1T that can be plowed back into infrastructure investment immediately. The vehicle that oversees investment spending can be managed by a 50%-50% board of govt officials and private sector captains.

Economists have estimated 4,000-18,000 jobs per $1B of Infra spend. At $1T, we are looking at at least 4 million jobs. If we upgrade the infrastructure in 8 years, we are looking at a min. of 500,000 jobs per year

What are we waiting for?

]]>