Killed By Capitalism: Boeing Treats Passenger Safety as “Externality”

The history of capitalism since the late 19th century, led by Yankees, has repeatedly withdrawn from investing in research and development for anything but wars. It has also neglected to invest in the upkeep of its own sources of profits from transportation, such as trains and planes. Apparently for Boeing, passengers expecting the airline to provide elementary safety precautions is an “externality” and not part of the bargain of purchasing a ticket.
By Ralph Nader in CounterCurrents

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