A simple truth many politicians seem to fail to grasp

Updated April 23 2018 - 8:25pm, first published October 18 2014 - 3:00am

It both amazes and appals me that politicians so frequently oppose public infrastructure projects on the grounds that there is no ''business case''. As beasts of very limited vision, they are of course talking about a purely financial business case, conveniently ignoring all of the ''public good'' that is derived from such projects, and what they really mean to say is that the project will cost money, not make money.

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