To keep from falling further behind, the U.S. needs to make large-scale investments in infrastructure, writes Michael Likosky, a senior fellow at New York University's Institute for Public Knowledge. Likosky
adds that a national infrastructure bank could serve as an effective tool to ensure that long-term funding is maximized and allocated to projects that are based on merit. "America's ability to project strength, to rebuild its battered economy and to advance its values is possible only if we possess modern infrastructure," he concludes.

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