If Congress decided instead to privatize the whole system, as Britain, Canada, Germany and other countries have done in whole or partOf course, Reason's own Bob Poole has been saying this for years. Most recently in a 2007 report titled "The Urgent Need to Reform the Air Traffic Control System."
WSJ: Gridlock in the Air
The weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal includes an editorial on "Gridlock in the Air" -- which chronicles the troubles of air travel today. Tucked away in the next to last paragraph the editorial briefly (and completely gloss over) a possible solution: