we've been beating this drum, relative to what will help 'right' our economy, since 2009:
it's really this simple: get construction spending back to 'normal' levels and everything else will fall into place.
so, it's nice to see people focus on this subject, once in a while (today, derek thompson at the atlantic).
at various times, i've wondered why kermit baker, the aia's chief economist, can't pull this information together, perhaps in collaboration with the AGC or NAHB. because, if we're going to make a collective political case to help unwind what truly ails us, shouldn't we be demonstrating the economics involved over, and over, and over?
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