J.H.C.! Have you seen the Millau bridge in France? It’s friggin’ huge. Another big government undertaking by the socialist French? Nope. This was paid for entirely by the French construction group Eiffage – you may have heard of another project of theirs, the Eiffel Tower – in return for the right to collect a bridge toll for 75 years. Good deal.
And while we’re on the subject of giant construction projects, let’s not forget about China’s Three Gorges Dam reservoir, which will be visible from the moon when it’s completed in 2009. This bad boy will engulf entire cities, displacing millions of people! Aren’t corporations supposed to be the biggest threat to the environment?