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Three Paths to Profitable Investing: Using ETFs in Healthcare, Infrastructure, and the Environment to Grow Your Assets by Andrew Hyman, Jeffrey Feldman

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9. Why We Need to Invest in Infrastructure and How to Do It

On August 1, 2007, a bridge over the Mississippi River in Minnesota collapsed in the middle of rush hour, killing 13 people and injuring 145 more. A bridge that supported a part of the interstate highway system fell into a river without any warning. This shocked many Americans. They read about these sorts of disasters happening in various developing countries around the world, but those things happened over there. Didn’t they? Then, here was a bridge—built in the 1960s—collapsing in a major American city. Something seemed wrong.

In August 2003, the Great Northeast Blackout plunged the northeastern United States into darkness in the largest power loss in history. This blackout started ...

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