So this happened

There's an unstated reality about K-street and the think-tank world: every think-tank's first priority is its own continued existence, which means few think-tanks will rock the boat they are sitting in very hard.

So, I was surprised and happy to read on Strong Towns a story about the advocacy group Transportation For America no longer advocating for more infrastructure spending.

If you aren't familiar with the Strong Towns concept, I urge you to read their website and even buy the book they are hawking (just finished it; simultaneously infuriating and persuasive). The gist is: we can't maintain our current infrastructure. The money involved would be astronomical, but even if we found a way out of that there literally aren't enough people to do the work to maintain it. We are going to need to let a lot of infrastructure (and even settlements) die.