The economics and politics of snow removal

Steve Pearlstein is one reason to keep reading the Washington Post. His Feb. 10 column – “Snow-blind: What Washington’s winter storm says about broken politics” – is superb.

There is no earthly reason why the Washington metro area cannot and should not be able to clean up after a snowstorm. The economic losses are huge and measurable. The investment required to fix the problem is manageable, but the political will to tax is nonexistent.

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