Given the collapse of revenues for municipal, regional, state/provincial, and federal governments due to containment measures necessary to combat the spread of COVID-19, would something along the lines of a managed paring-down of city infrastructure needs be in order?

I know that the cool-aid is already being poured for the central planners who are preparing to send money to every 'shovel-ready' Cinderella out there. Cities in BC, Canada, are being asked to submit their lists of shovel-ready projects as we speak and one engineer I spoke with complained that the stuff being placed on those lists is neither essential nor... (More)