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Infrastructure, Governance, and Trust

Infrastructure, Governance, and Trust

Before I get off the subject of infrastructure, I want to make a more general point about the nature of governance at this point in the 21st century, which has to do with social trust. I wrote a whole book on this subject back in the 1990s, but a lot

Francis Fukuyama
A Highway in Montenegro and the Struggle with China

A Highway in Montenegro and the Struggle with China

While we are on the subject of infrastructure, I want to take a moment to talk about how a highway in little Montenegro is playing out in the larger geopolitical struggle with China. Montenegro is the smallest country in the Balkans, with a population of just over 600,000. It

Francis Fukuyama
Building Infrastructure the American Way

Building Infrastructure the American Way

The chief problem with industrial policy, as I noted in my last post, is less economic than political: with the government handing out investment money, there is a big danger that it will be allocated not on the basis of likely economic returns, but as a form of patronage by

Francis Fukuyama