Infrastructure is the backbone that civilizations are built on. Crumbling infrastructure is a terrifying problem. It’s also one that almost no one is doing anything about because solving the problem isn’t sexy.

It’s hard to sell your constituents on increasing budgets for maintenance projects and inspections. Even as bridges collapse and roadways become unusable.

Jon Oliver talks about just how horrendous America’s infrastructure is becoming and why no one is combating the festering disrepair.