Incredible Swiss Tunnel Completed
Frank James and Mark Memmott of the NPR News blog reflect on the greatness of this engineering feat, and how sad it is that the Swiss can get such popular support for expensive infrastructure projects like this while U.S. citizens balk at paying for any public good:
"...Swiss citizens decided the Gotthard Base Tunnel was important enough they would tax themselves to pay for it, about $1300 each. Every man, woman, and child. This is not just a project of engineers, it is a project of a people."