Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead

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"One of the "50 most powerful women in the world" (The Times), best-selling author Rosabeth Moss Kanter tackles America's most urgent domestic issue. America is stuck: just look at our crumbling roads and bridges, mismanaged railways, old-fashioned and easily overloaded air traffic control system, and perpetual lack of political will to do anything about it all. In contrast, take a trip around the world. Whiz through the "Chunnel" connecting England and France, get high-speed Internet and cell service on a remote mountain in Turkey, or travel in a driverless Mercedes in Germany, and see a future of possibilities that the United States is barely glimpsing. Whether you are a small business owner with rising transportation costs, an environmentally conscious citizen worried about greenhouse gases, a champion for social justice who knows that poorer citizens are often stuck in neighborhoods with the fewest transportation options, or simply a commuter who is all-too-familiar with traffic congestion, Rosabeth Moss Kanter's bold solutions will motivate all of us to move our transportation infrastructure into a cleaner, faster, and more prosperous future"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2015]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780393246803
Branch Call Number: 388.0973 K1392M 2015
Characteristics: 325 pages ; 25 cm


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Aug 26, 2015

Was very disappointed in the research. Gave up after the fourth inaccurate statistic by the end of the second chapter. Even her citations don't support what she claims. I see why she normally writes Leadership Self-Help books instead. There are much better books on the topic out there.

Aug 25, 2015

Another something from Harvard who is going to tell us what's wrong with America, instead of pointing out that Harvard is a major part of the problem! Yes, financial capitalism and casino capitalism are screwing us, so why don't you write about that? [If you ship all the jobs, technology and investment to China and elsewhere, then amortization at home never happens - - instead the populace is burdened with Deep-Bore Tunnels which are poorly planned, and far too costly, and the absence of high-speed rail. A city-wide monorail system would have been a colossal asset!]

eh818608 Jul 20, 2015

This is definitely a topic worth discussing, don't get me wrong. I just had a really hard time getting into it; it read too much like a text book for my liking.


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