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Understaffed and underfunded, the United States’ air-traffic control system is close to its breaking point. The main obstacle to reform is the wealth and influence of private-jet owners, a group that has its own successful lobbying operation focused on retaining access to airport slots and ensuring that fees remain low.


Frankel, Jeffrey. "How to Fix America’s Broken Air-Traffic Control System." Project Syndicate, December 14, 2023.