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Paola Subacchi, del Royal Institute of International Affairs a Londra, prende spunto dal crollo del ponte di Genova per un commento sul problema della mancanza di infrastrutture adeguate nei paesi occidentali.
In Europa e negli USA ponti, strade e ferrovie costruite tra gli anni ’50 e ’60 sono vecchi, obsoleti, e consunti.
Does any developed economy have a long-term strategy to manage its essential infrastructure? Are risks being correctly assessed and mitigated? What are the trade-offs between maintaining and replacing infrastructure approaching the end of its life? And how can citizens influence the public debate about who should pay for infrastructure and where it should be built?
Given the fiscal excesses of the 1970s and the need to control public spending, the alleged neutrality of the market was preferred to government intervention as a mechanism to allocate taxpayers’ money.
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