Many see Flint, Michigan as a case of unfortunate oversight where thousands were sickened and poisoned by the city’s drinking water. It was, in fact, a case of blatant racism on an environmental level, austerity and neoliberlism.
While Flint’s problems surely run deeper than its lack of local tax revenue, it’s difficult to overstate what a substantial injection of capital could do for the city. The question: where does Flint “find” the money? Enter Modern Monetary Theory.
In the United States of America, and throughout every state, the infrastructure of our highways, airports, and especially our water supply are in dire need of repair.
It’s been said that Trump’s infrastructure plan has all the hallmarks of an FDR-era public works program. Here’s why that’s not true.