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light rail systems are thriving in places like Salt Lake City and Phoenix, and they were funded in part by local sales tax increases approved
by voter initiatives. And as more Americans seek to fly through our already congested airports, we will need high-speed rail
alternatives to get everyone where they want to go. Experiences in places like Germany— which built one of the leading high-speed
rail networks in the world while maintaining the quality and accessibility of its famous autobahn—demonstrate that investing in alternate
modes of transportation is a way to improve, not undermine, the quality of highway systems. A2: Counterbalancing
Their balancing predictions are hype
William Wohlforth (Professor of Government at
Dartmouth College, where he is also the Chair of the Department of Government) Spring, 2007 "Unipolar
Stability," Harvard International Review Vol. XXIX, No. 1 p 44
In all of these cases, real changes were occurring that suggested a redistribution of power. But in each case, analysts...
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