You know that trend where our infrastructure is failing – that more and more of our bridges are structurally deficient, etc?
Turns out that that’s not a thing. In percentage terms, the number of structurally deficient bridges has been cut in half over the last 20 years. In absolute terms, almost half.
Oh, that’s just Cato manipulating the data. Yeah, not so much. The data is here: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge/deficient.cfm
So let’s review. Bridges? Not collapsing. Peak oil? Postponed for at least a few decades. Global warming? Paused for the last 17 years.