We should try to make good trains
America treats them as "culture war totems". They could be way more than that. The US loves its highways, but are both sides of the political spectrum missing out on a key opportunity in the guise of the locomotives? This instalment of Slow Boring reflects on whether the country should aim to be a world leader in the passenger train industry or whether they should take inspiration from the world's biggest success stories.
From Matthew Yglesias