What I wasn't expecting was a connection between the sometimes "dry" worlds of accounting and asset management, and the more humanistic perspective of intergenerational equity. However, in her update on TRB's Value of Transportation Infrastructure Task Force*, Shobna Varma discussed how asset valuation can actually be an avenue towards considering the intergenerational equity implictions of failing to maintain our infrastructure--i.e. passing on aditional costs and burdens to the next generation. So: that's my new idea for today.
*Which, incidentally, our very own Paul Bingham co-chairs.