"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." --Bishop Desmond Tutu

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Dealing with the private jet crowd

Matt Yglesias has a great idea on how to handle the brouhaha over private corporate jets. Ground 'em with capitalism.
Mark Kleiman reminds us that there’s actually something perfectly sensible we could do about it—charge market rates for runway slots.
Wow... What an awesome idea. Charge the private jets the actual costs associated with using a large airport runway. Same rate they charge the carriers at the time.
In essence, it would create incentives for the runway slots at peak-demand times to be filled with large-capacity planes meaning that more customers could travel during the aforementioned peak demand times.
Cool idea!

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