Jim really knows how to touch a nerve! A couple of weeks ago the Washington Post gave us a whine from the left (what will GA do for the hungry?). Now the WSJ gives us a whine from the right, ridiculing Jim for disparaging “ratty rental planes” and wanting to fly “cosseted in … the sort of luxury touches one would expect in a Lexus”.
Is this really the WSJ criticizing a “rich man’s hobby”? Reading further, the real source of their irritation becomes apparent: “The airlines have found over the years that passengers value two things above all: price and frequency… And that is what they have delivered. In other words, markets work.”
And now a passenger (and a democrat!) has the presumption to question this deregulated system, and even to intrude into the aerial province of the rich. Least anyone miss that point, the article appears directly over an add for NextJets.
Remember Marie Antoinette’s aristocratic whine “let them eat cake”, and Robert Green’s ridicule of the “upstart crow”. This review is a real honor, Jim. You’ve made it!