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Modernizing Civil Engineering Means Modernizing Financial Engineering - Balancing a Nation's Assets with its Liabilities

By Luke Hartigan Published December 16, 2020

America's infrastructure is in a dire state. A recent ASCE report graded the nation's infrastructure a D+, citing $4.5 trillion of desperately needed investment. Several infrastructure plans have been suggested, with varying reception. But how will we pay for them? Using the principles of Modern Monetary Theory, a potential solution is proposed to solve our infrastructure crisis.