Steve Sailer wonders about something I’ve been trying to figure out for a while: why does modern infrastructure take so long to build? Longer consulting processes? Excessive regulation? Incompetence? That’s part of it. Ottawa’s attempts to throw a pedestrian bridge over the Airport Parkway, for example, has been an almost comic fiasco of shoddy workmanship and bad design. And that’s just from a functional perspective. Aesthetically, it’s worse.

Sadly, having read the first half of the post, I scrolled down to discover that Sailer doesn’t know either.