Why we should bury the power lines

Updated 3:11 PM EST, Thu February 13, 2014

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David Frum: Hundreds of thousands of Americans lost power in snowstorms this week

He says this happens regularly in U.S., but not in Germany, where power lines are buried

Some say it would be too costly to bury power lines; he says cost creates benefits

Frum: It's a project that would benefit many, create jobs; our grandchildren will thank us

Editor’s Note: David Frum is a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast and a CNN contributor. He is the author of seven books, including a new novel, “Patriots.” This column is adapted from one that appeared in July 2012.