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A definition of “shovel ready”

Posted By Tom Jackson On February 6, 2009 @ 2:34 pm In Construction News | No Comments

Thanks to the stimulus bill, the term “shovel ready” [1] has entered the national lexicon. But the closer you look at what this means, the less satisfactory the answer. It’s amazing how the political class takes a poorly defined buzzword and turns it into the make-or-break clause in a $90 billion spending bill.

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