Derisive diatribes about the state of the nation, nation states and swerving leftward
24 August 2007
It's obvious to most of us now (at least to those who have flown recently) that the air traffic control system is kaput. A proposal for a major overhaul by the name of NexGen is currently being presented to Congress. It'll cost a whopping $22 billion to make the skies safe again, which is a hulluva lotta money (unless we consider that we spend this much in a single season in Iraq). Just like shoppers at the local mall, countries make a choice. Shall we spend all our money fattening up war-profiteers or call the war off a month or two early and fix crumbling infrastructure?