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Letters: Infrastructure in the U.S.

May 02, 2012

Re "A divisive bridge," Opinion, April 27

Michael Kinsley makes an important contribution to the dialogue about equality versus market "values." But at the root of this gridlock is a lack of community, as demonstrated by the under-investment in infrastructure in our country.

We invest about 2% of our gross domestic product on infrastructure, far less than other western nations. This loss of mobility is especially insidious because our economic and social health depends on an ability to physically move to opportunities in all spheres of life.

The wealthy may benefit at the margins for the tolls, but equal opportunity has been trumped by market values. And we are all poorer for this outcome.

Tom Tomeoni

Thousand Oaks

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