Featured Story U.S. Infrastructure Problems Told in 10 Scary Numbers By Diane Alter, Contributing Writer, Money Morning - November 25, 2014 If you need proof the United States is a dangerous place to live - crime aside - just take a look at the massive scope of U.S. infrastructure problems. Once hailed as having the finest infrastructure in the world, the United States has slipped to No. 16. Public spending has shrunk to its lowest level since 1947. Here's a look at the sorry state America's infrastructure has slipped into, illustrated by 10 scary numbers.