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Response to freedom fighter jh (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 10:23 AM

18. The libertarian answer to that is

 

that we should have no FAA, and that the government should stop regulating airline safety in any way. Airlines that have a lot of crashes will lose (or kill) enough of their customers that they will be forced out of business (so their theory goes), and those that don't will succeed. Problem solved. Free market triumphant.

Of course, all hard-core libertarians are sure that THEY are too smart and savvy to ever be on one of those planes that crashes and burns...that will be other, inferior folks who don't deserve to live anyway. Good riddance.

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