It is just that China is the only entity capable of doing it. We don't have that capability any longer. But maybe the Chinese would do it so the Chinese could come here to buy real property and we could go there to see how infrastructure is supposed to work.
This is soooo true. The capital of the state I live in recently had to grind up and repave the entire inner loop b/c some genius thought it would be a great idea to put asphalt on top of concrete. Well, no sooner than that multi hundred million dollar project was done. The NCDOT has now begun putting asphalt on top of the existing concrete on I-40 out of town. So, that 20 mile stretch will get to be paid for twice as well. F'n ridiculous! God forbid we build some high speed cross country trains or supersonic air travel. No, we have to have 800 military bases in over 80 countries. Even though we have 2 huge oceans protecting us.
Pipeline and Railroad across the Berring Strait: Bye bye middle east quagmires. Bye bye 23ft/gal super tankers polluting the world. Add a highway to that. Then we can drive to Asia, Europe and Africa. Road trip heaven!