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High infrastructure costs often stem from corruption, mismanagement, inefficiencies, over-engineering, land acquisition issues, lack of competition, poor planning, and https://barrierstocommunication.com/ fluctuating labor and material costs.

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In my preferred configuration, NIMBYs who successfully stall/stop a project should pay 100% of the foreseeable value creation forgone into a trust fund to be distributed out to society at large. That way if the benefit to the NIMBYs outweighed the positive externalities of the project, they would still be happy to wear the costs.

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