April 6 (Bloomberg) -- A number of years ago in Cambridge,
Massachusetts, a young friend from Germany turned to me and
commented on the potholed and patched streets that surrounded
us, as well as the uneven sidewalks and assorted other rough
“It looks like a Third World country here,” he said.
“Apparently no one cares.” To him, it was amazing that the
wealthy and well-educated residents of Cambridge would tolerate
such a poor public environment.