Funds Up in the Air

Originally published in The Boston Globe

March 7, 2013
Edward Glaeser (Glimp Professor of Economics, Harvard University)

Long airport lines and flight delays figure prominently among the potential horrors of the so-called sequester. But if such an outcome persuades the flying public of the folly of relying on the general budget to pay for airport-related services, maybe it isn’t so bad. For we’d have better transportation investments — and more reliable federal supervision — if airline passengers paid the full cost of the government services they use. MORE >(Need Boston Globesubscription)