Highway Heist

In Analysis by Michael Rae

James Bennett’s new book, Highway Heist, offers readers an excellent history of the politics and economics behind the development of the nation’s transportation network. When one reflects on the many activities undertaken by the government, the nation’s network of roads looks like one of the more productive government activities. Yet Bennett shows that the construction of roads has often been controversial and that interest group politics has played a significant role in determining whether they would be built and where they would go.
Readers interested in infrastructure issues will find the book very informative. Bennett offers readers a rich historical background, even going back

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