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Unformatted text preview: ments. No American companies are given contracts to build trains in Italy, Japan, China, or anywhere else in the world, yet foreign companies will likely be the only honest bidders when American contracts go up for bidding.We can use high-speed rail to rebuild our economy and give this country a real future. We can do it, if we are willing to do it. We need the political will to stand up to the global community, to the WTO, and tell them that these contracts will only go to American companies and American workers. We need the will to realize that “free” and “open” markets are a fool’s goal and a fool’s errand. We need the will to change course midstream. China not good model, high fares and corrupt system Silver city sun news, New Mexico newspaper, February 20, 2011 (Lexis Nexis Academic; DKE) [China would seem to be an especially dubious role model, given the problems its high-speed rail system has been going through of late. Beijing just fired its railway minister amid corruption allegations; this is the sort of thing that ca...
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2013 for the course PHILOSOPHY 303m taught by Professor Tye during the Fall '12 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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