In this shovel ready edition of AEI’s podcast, Banter, we sit down with author Adam J. White to discuss the history of infrastructure improvement in these United States. Adam brings an acutely historical perspective to a perennial American problem – what is the proper role of federal government when it comes to funding, regulating, and planning infrastructure in the United States. What’s more, many of the exact same questions that consume our politics today were present at the very beginning of the nation. After the history tour, we get down in the mud when it comes to current questions on present projects. Enjoy!