Move: Putting America’s Infrastructure Back in the Lead talks about the aging and neglected infrastructure in the US, from roads to railways, cities and airports. I found it supremely soporific, with many disaster stories but few real solutions — and occasional bloopers, such as stating that San Jose, CA, does a great job of lifting children from poverty to high incomes (yay!) because of, get this, its wonderful public transit system. Surely the author jests. Has she experienced the transit system in San Jose versus, say, her beloved Boston? And can she honestly link public transit and education? There is no evidence of that in the book.
It’s too bad that more people don’t think about improving infrastructure but this book will not inspire the masses to push for more public investment.