Roads or Video Games Make for a Better State?

I’m not the first person to point this out and I shouldn’t be the last either, but when one looks at the fact that our bridges are falling apart (stay off the 6/10 interchange if you can!) and there’s no money at hand to fix them – or even enough to access matching federal funds – and the state rubber stamps a roll of the dice like 38 Studios, which then implodes, it shows how remarkably myopic we are in this state when it comes to nuts and bolts economic development. Sure, it’s a great notion to incubate a brand new industry in the form of video game development, but, first things being first, shouldn’t we take care of our roads and our education system so our transportation infrastucture can assist business growth and our children can get a good education to be able to work in such an industry?