30 Issues: Borrowing for Infrastructure

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: The necessity of borrowing to initiate and maintain essential infrastructure projects. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.


Open Prep: Questions, Articles, and Links to Get You Started

Key Questions


  • Should the government trade infrastructure for debt?
  • What are the major ongoing infrastructure projects across America?
  • Can government projects stimulate job growth? 

What are your key questions on this topic? Post them below and get the conversation going!




ASCE's Report Card on America's infrastructure

Got a Follow Up?

Each Friday we'll be following up on one of that week's issues. Got a particular follow-up question from this conversation? Comment below or tweet us. Tweet to @brianlehrer