Monday, October 22, 2007

Hiding the Spectre of Capital

So NASA has just announced that it is withholding data from a recent airline safety survey because "Release of the requested data...could materially affect...the commercial welfare of, the air carriers and general aviation companies." In other words, fliers are not entitled to know the safety records of companies they are using. This comes after the massive pork-barrel bailout the industry received after 9/11, and after they used that bailout to fire their employees and improve their stock. Is there any argument left against nationalizing the airlines?