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Battle over High-Speed Rail Rages on

The Harvard economist Edward Glaeser (pictured) wrote a four-post series in The New York Times recently arguing that high-speed rail won't work in...


The Harvard economist Edward Glaeser (pictured) wrote a four-post series in The New York Times recently arguing that high-speed rail won't work in the States. Needless to say, he had some critics around the ’net. One was Ryan Avent at Streetsblog. Now The Infrastructurist is piling on with a lengthy post debunking Glaeser.

On a side note: Is it just me or do economists tend to be oddly invested in explaining why we can't improve upon the status quo?