Taylor Shiroff is a School of Arts and Sciences junior majoring in economics and minoring in political science and mathematics. His column, "Policy Matters," runs on alternate Thursdays.
SHIROFF: American infrastructure needs dire improvementsThe stories out of Texas and other southern states recently ought to be fictional in a county as wealthy as ours is. The fact that Texas’ energy grid could not handle higher energy demand, and came within seconds of going out for months, is unacceptable and a symptom of our aging and inadequate infrastructure. When the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) dust settles, President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Congress must invest big on infrastructure.5 days ago