The Design Observer (finally) has an excellent read regarding the infrastructure problems that are plaguing the United States and being fundamentally ignored by both the government and the people. Nancy Levinson, editor of Places, raises a lot of good points and references some great material. A line that I found particularly powerful was,
“Not everything that’s worth paying for will pay for itself.”
While not 100% pertinent to myself, being Canadian, there are a lot of issues there that affect North America as a whole. Well worth the brief effort.