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America Can’t Fix Big Problems

The system of government gets in the country’s way

The Atlantic
Nov 28, 2018 · 4 min read
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By Julian E. Zelizer

The federal government released a devastating report last week documenting the immense economic and human cost that the U.S. will incur as a result of climate change. It warns that the damage to roads alone will add up to $21 billion by the end of the century. In certain parts of…

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