Thursday, September 20, 2007

Flying the Not-So-Friendly Skies

Here's a rather troubling but very interesting video discussion (only 3 and 1/2 minutes) between John Fund and James Taranto about the worsening traffic control problems in America.

Would you believe, for instance, that the U.S. system is not only more problematic and outdated than those of Canada and Europe but more socialistic too? That the number of delayed flights is double what they were 5 years ago? And are you aware of how the BANANA (Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anybody) Syndrome and environmental laws are forcing our planes to land on too few and too crowded runways?

Check out the discussion ("Air Traffic Jam") on this WSJ Online page.