John Oliver Makes Infrastructure Sexy

Jessica Renae Buxbaum
John Oliver helps us understand why we need to care more about America's crumbling infrastructure.

John Oliver on Last Week Tonight

John Oliver is king when it comes to taking a boring issue and turning it into something Americans today actually pay attention and take action on. He’s opened our eyes to the tobacco industry’s detrimental and discriminatory public relations practices in third world countries and made net neutrality a hot button issue for young people. Now he’s turned our attention to America’s crumbling infrastructure problem.

Currently, the U.S. is ranked 16th worldwide in infrastructure. And as Oliver accurately explains, “When infrastructure fails, bad things happen.”