Undoubtedly, infrastructural development is one of the key pillars of any economy. On February 2018, Shervin Pishevar lit up Twitter with 50, 21 hour-long tweets regarding the future of the U.S. economy among other topics. One of the issues that he tackled most concerned infrastructure. Infrastructure is key in ensuring that economic activities flow as expected. It helps to create convenience in matters of communication, transport, and housing.
Unfortunately, U.S. has greatly slowed its pace in developing its infrastructure as indicated by Shervin Pishevar. Shervin went ahead to tweet that “Speed of execution across many sectors from other regions is startling. Very little of frictions that are becoming systemic fractures here.” He maintains that the US economy will continue derailing if it does not improve its pace of execution. The quicker things are done, the more efficient the system becomes, making the life of the American people smoother.
Happy Independence Day. America is a young and great nation. Our potential is still unborn. Patriots will endeavor to love their nation through the good and bad and draw us towards the better angels of our nature.
— Shervin Pishevar (@shervin) July 5, 2018
Shervin Pishevar compared the speed of execution of the U.S. infrastructure to that of China. He tweeted “As an example of speed of execution that exists now in China. Last week China built a train station in 9 hours.” If China can construct an efficient transport system in such a short span of time, who is to say that the U.S. cannot? After all, they have the technology, the knowledge, and adequate workforce. Taking quick initiative in developing infrastructure will also provide a people with employment opportunities. This implies that infrastructural development could also minimize the existing unemployment rate significantly.
Unfortunately, the speed of execution is not something that the U.S. government prioritizes at the moment. Shervin Pishevar indicated this clearly in one of his tweets. He wrote, “Meanwhile, our infrastructure is in tatters, decrypt and decaying. Our government and companies are trapped in short-term thinking.” It is time the people realized this in order to take the necessary steps in developing infrastructure. Failure to do this will see the U.S. economy lag behind the economies of other developed countries such as China and UK. Additionally, an efficient infrastructural system could help bring essential services closer to the people and improve productivity.