John Oliver makes infrastructure sexy
This is a great clip of John Oliver tackling the issue of our nation’s crumbling infrastructure with some interesting insights and analogies. He is spot on that it is a critical issue that gets ignored because infrastructure is not “sexy”. Unfortunately, infrastructure funding takes a back seat to other more dramatic issues while our essential services and core infrastructure assets become obsolete or dangerously out dated. Not only do we need action towards funding infrastructure, but we need a way to engage the public in investing in our infrastructure. Using crowdfunding to raise funds for infrastructure investment provides low cost capital and engages the public through a vested interest that generates financial and social returns. Hollywood style action scenes aren’t the only way to make infrastructure sexy!