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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. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
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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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