I've been writing this week about The Public Wealth of Cities, a book that argues we can unlock great value from government-owned assets, enabling us to fund much-needed infrastructure and other public priorities without lurching from one budget crisis to another. 

The author is Dag Detter, a Swiss economist, and his idea of an 'urban wealth fund' has been happening outside the U.S. And you can see it in the quality of infrastructure in other countries compared to most of the U.S. So, I wanted to share this article written by Detter for the Japan Times so you can read his summary of the concept and see who's interested in it. Do you think we can take on this idea across the U.S?