How can you compete with a country that is run like a company?
–Thomas L. Friedman, “Too Many Hamburgers?”; The New York Times (9/22/2010)
In fact, Friedman makes a number of trenchant juxtapositions between China’s state-of-the-art infrastructure and the U.S.’s decaying one, starting with those bullet trains.
So, how long would it take to get from the Twin Cities to Rochester and Duluth if we had a couple of those babies?
Try, 25 minutes and 50 minutes, respectively.