What’s coming

AR Moxon has published another incisive piece about one thing that’s actual about another thing: The Thing That’s Coming.

Cargo ship Dali lost power and from there it was only a matter of time before it destroyed the Francis Scott Key Bridge. We hadn’t maintained the bridge for collisions of this type, we’re learning. You’d think we would have, given that the bridge is a critical piece of infrastructure for the Chesapeake Bay area, but we’re often the sort of place that fails to maintain what it has built, mostly because maintenance costs eat into tax revenues, and revenues could be used for tax cuts, and tax cuts help profits, and profits are very important, so collapses are just a thing that is coming. An inevitability.