The changing environment of aviation will yield untold benefits for the market. Consolidations of the major powers to increase competitiveness with the U.S. economy will produce competition. These changes will force U.S. policymakers to re-examine certain viewpoints in regard to government and the free market. The coming traffic of 1 billion flyers will force many aspects of the FAA to change to meet the increasing demand for air travel. Wired magazine tells a great story about Brian Howard who wanted to leave the earth but wanted to damage the U.S. Air Traffic Control System marking his unfortunate demise.
Brian ultimately showed how outdated and ineffective the current system “HOST” is for the U.S. The FAA responded with the next-generation system to replace HOST named “NextGen.” The Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act is a possible model for reform with another initiative called U.S. Digital Service. This can create new high-tech jobs with the ability not to be outsourced which will help technological clusters in the U.S. from declining in the short run.
This example can be applied to other government agencies like the VA health system, Federal and State infrastructure, and the U.S. education system which is still under government control and can direct a centralized education system but it has the ability to fire people. The U.S. Government needs to be reformed to compete in this high-speed/high-tech world.
Founding Purpose: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”
The mechanism for achieving this goal is Capitalism and Democracy.