Magazine October 17, 2011, Issue

Stimulus II

(Joshua Lott/Reuters)

In anticipation of the Obama administration’s plan for a second stimulus package, some ideas to restore and rebuild our nation’s crumbling and outdated infrastructure.

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1. The New Jersey–New York Meatball-Sub Delivery Canal

An Erie Canal–sized sluiceway will be constructed from western and northwestern New York and New Jersey, allowing the quick and efficient delivery of meatballs, sauce, and submarine-sandwich-appropriate breadstuffs to the urban areas of New York and New Jersey. The canal itself will require 100,000 construction jobs of the low-skill variety, several hundred high-skilled engineers and construction-supervisory personnel, as well as meatball-sub-manufacturing tax-free zones

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