More Freedom on the Airplane, if Nowhere Else

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    Here's an economist's views on federal regulations and the airline's "wired wars":
    More Freedom on the Airplane, if Nowhere Else
    By TYLER COWEN
    It is sometimes the small events that reveal the really big problems lurking beneath the surface. That’s the case with the Federal Aviation Administration’s recent decision to grant airlines the liberty of allowing the use of electronic devices during takeoff and landing.
    You still won’t be able to call on your cellphone during those times, but, if the airline allows it, you will be able to read on your Kindle or play Angry Birds throughout the flight.
    That’s the good news. What’s the deeper problem? Our new Kindle freedoms, however minor they may seem, show how hard it is to clear away the old, unnecessary regulations that are impeding the economy.
    Read the entire article at:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/17/b...if-nowhere-else.html?hpw&rref=technology&_r=0
     

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