History is full of examples of the government taking on projects that are huge because they believe they wouldn't happen otherwise. History is also full of examples of projects that businesses took on because they were needed. My favorite example of the latter is one of Obama's talking points when he claims that the government is indispensable. Turns out that the government actually did everything it could to stop the Golden Gate bridge, and that, ultimately, it was built because of one man. www.thomas-purcell.com: Obama's Golden Gate Sized Error Want to know what else got built without the government?