Comments, observations and thoughts from two left coast bloggers on applied statistics, higher education and epidemiology. Joseph is a new assistant professor. Mark is a marketing statistician and former math teacher.
Mark Thoma looks back five years to reports of skepticism about infrastructure development. Part of this is that maybe we just need to relax our rules on project timelines a wee bit. But another piece of it is that the worst mistake we can have to to end up competing with the private sector for labor to make cool things that we will end up needing. As disasters go, this one is rather mild.