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Latest Regulations Will Raise Cost of Air Travel

restoreliberty Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 10:55 PM
The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force. Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf Sounds just like Obama

Regulations that vow to increase consumer safety are rarely met with resistance. After all, who wants to come out on the side for less safety? However, more often than not, these regulations tend to impede economic growth rather than achieve their intended goal of making the public safer.

Such is the case with the latest job killing regulation set to take effect next summer. The Wall Street Journal reports that new requirements for pilots will make it harder to obtain a license, increasing the required prior flight experience six-fold to 1,500 hours. This effectively raises the cost to become...