Slate's Moneybox: The Canal that Made America Great

Slate columnist Daniel Gross talks about Wedding of the Waters: The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation, a new book by Peter Bernstein. Gross compares the creation of the canal to other huge infrastructure projects in America, such as the Internet or the interstate highway system.

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