Commentary

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:

If Congress decided instead to privatize the whole system, as Britain, Canada, Germany and other countries have done in whole or part

Of 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.”

Geoffrey Segal is the director of privatization and government reform at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. He is also editor of Reason's Privatization Watch.