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Infrastructure wars: Biden plan challenges US to define its future

Construction on the Sixth Street Viaduct replacement project in Los Angeles, on April 6, 2021.
Construction on the Sixth Street Viaduct replacement project in Los Angeles, on April 6, 2021.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

WASHINGTON - US President Joe Biden's American Jobs Plan is not only notable for finally attempting an ambitious injection of funds into America's decaying infrastructure.

It has an ideological agenda as well - to demonstrate, as China looms in the rearview mirror, that democracies are better than autocracies in renewing themselves and delivering for their people.

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