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  •  i think your argument (0+ / 0-)

    ultimately comes down to the importance of the airline industry. which to me is an argument for socializing it. but as a general rule, i believe industries should bear the costs of their own management and operation.

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 05:15:57 PM PDT

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    •  Management is things like deciding what airplanes (0+ / 0-)

      To buy, which cities to serve, how much to charge for peanuts, and what color to paint the planes, how many employees you need...etc.  Airlines have people for that.  Operation includes making sure the aircraft are ready for flight, fuel is on hand, spare tires, etc, crews are scheduled to fly them, get adequate rest to comply with regulations, planes are cleaned and fueled and scheduled for maintenance on time.  Airlines hire people for that.

      Regulators make sure that in doing all that, they don't hurt the general public, or each other, in the process.  Best that is a separate organization.

      "We refuse to fight in a war started by men who refused to fight in a war." -freewayblogger

      by Bisbonian on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 05:24:25 PM PDT

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      •  the industry should carry all costs (0+ / 0-)

        for public safety.

        The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

        by Laurence Lewis on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 05:28:27 PM PDT

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        •  Which they would do like any other business... (0+ / 0-)

          They would pass that cost on to their customers.  You could make the argument that the users should pay into it, rather than everybody...but then that would conflict with your recent statement that you think it should be socialized.

          "We refuse to fight in a war started by men who refused to fight in a war." -freewayblogger

          by Bisbonian on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 05:34:09 PM PDT

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          •  that's WHY (0+ / 0-)

            it should be socialized. if all modes of transportation had to carry their own costs, we very quickly would have high speed trains and other more efficient modes of transportation.

            The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

            by Laurence Lewis on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 06:39:38 PM PDT

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            •  Well, I can agree with that. (0+ / 0-)

              But we've come a long way from the FAA as regulator or servant to the industry.

              "We refuse to fight in a war started by men who refused to fight in a war." -freewayblogger

              by Bisbonian on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 07:04:50 PM PDT

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