Time to build some roads!


 

Any students of American history will be familiar with the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the lynchpin of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal to bring the US out of the Great Depression of the 1930’s. One thing the WPA was good at was building roads. According to Indiana University during its eight year history, the WPA built 651,087 miles of highways, roads, and streets; and constructed, repaired, or improved 124,031 bridges. Yesterday the government (the UK coalition one, not FDR’s Democrat […]