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Infrastructure Woes In Israel

March 1, 2020

I have long advocated for infrastructure funding in the United States. The reasons are simple to see at every airport and on every highway. Today in The New York Times the following portion of a story underscores what happens when infrastructure funding crumbles in other nations, too.

Thousands of patients a year are dying from infections in Israel’s hospitals, the most overcrowded in the developed world.

Billions of dollars in economic output — more than Israel’s yearly gains — are going up in fumes as motorists sit in traffic, with no other way to get to work.

And test scores show the schools are failing to prepare students for a modern work force. The achievement gap between rich and poor children has only widened, and an accelerating brain drain is causing some of Israel’s most valuable scientists, doctors and innovators to take their talents overseas.

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