When considering chronic unemployment, you commonly hear politicians and journalist recommending investment is infrastructure, as a treatment for unemployment. But, what do they mean?
I know there is some airport and air travel issues and maybe select water concerns, but our general infrastructure is sound and no huge impediment to commerce, transportation, communication, or safety.
Here in Tennessee we have multi-million dollar roads, that traffic counts does not justify. Same through much of the Appalachians. So, if the infrastructure people are talking about a “WPA” plan; that will benefit the contractors, but will do little about chronic unemployment.
Unemployment is a complicated matter; involving mostly cultural, educational, and political leadership, among others, but hardly infrastructure.