That movie has aged shockingly well, despite the fashions and workplace technology. Every single issue (other than leftist militants) is still just as relevant today.
That's the point. You don't need for people not to be able to see to feel private. You just need to not be forced to acknowledge them. As illustrated by the people going to the bathroom, the people hanging the tie on the door, the reality television stars finding privacy while on camera and the Asian who finds privacy behind a translucent sheet of paper. When push comes to shove, it doesn't matter that they can see, as long as you don't have to acknowledge them.
I consider the current situation where we're working as a culture to create new taboo's to cope with "cyber-bullying" as the beginning of the process.
Should we remove that equipment, or are we better off with it?
That's the question that should be asked about any such equipment. We have both costs and benefits more or less laid out. The benefit is that it provides better information for the times that planes are lost - when it works. And costs are that it's another critical piece of gear that has to work in order for the plane to fly. That's not just a $100k one time cost.
NO IT DOES NOT. Does no one here have a grasp of basic business accounting, and large numbers?
It cost 500K to fill at 747 with fuel.
This devices would be a 1 time 100k cost spread out of 30 years, and be paid for by millins and million of tickets.
The cost of recovery is more then the cost of one of these. Here is a novel idea, what is it was live and we didn't need to recover, faulty, black boxes anymore?
NO, black box recovery is a huge pain in the ass and it's dangerous.
However many planes have a system ALREADY INSTALLED, it's just used for maintenance.
And 100K really isn't much for an item that will be paid off over 30 years and 10's of thousands of passengers.
How many gallons of fuels does a 747 hold?
How much do you think it costs to fill up a 747?
just about 50,000 gallon, at about 6 bucks a gallon.
so 300K to fill it.
I used 747 to illistrate how little you know about airline numbers. Also, I happen to know a lot them.
Should we remove radios and radar and GPS from the planes too?
Some planes in the US don't fly with any of that stuff. But in cases where those items are mandatory (which I gather is the case for commercial flight), then you don't fly when that equipment is broken.
I'm sure you can come up with a thousand free market answers
So why did you post? There are tens of thousands of free market answers - businesses of all sorts to provide the parts or the repair service.
This isn't the first time that someone has defended a rent-seeking activity on the shady grounds that a widely available service market might not exist otherwise. I suspect most of these laws date from the last time this was tried wholesale in the US, during the Great Depression. I believe such things were a large part of why the Great Depression was so severe and long.
Eventually either you stop getting parts and service for cars after 5 years or your start getting gouged in ways you can only imagine.
You don't have to imagine the gouging. Just get work done at a dealership.
100K? no, it's not a lot of money when looking at the cost of an airplane.
Ticket increase might have been pennies.
Yes, I can come up with a thousand free market answers. And yes, that pretty much answers your question.
Would you buy a vehicle from any company whatsoever if you knew that parts were difficult to acquire? A manufacturer can play a game with parts availability only if they don't plan to stay in business.
Maybe we should go back to renting our phones from ATT as well.
It's a little more complex than that.
The Auto sales industry has a long long history of abuses, so some regulation came about because of those abuses.
Although, if Tesla will come to your door and pick it up, then this isn't an issue.
"How about the enlightenment principle that government can't simply make up whatever laws it wants"
NO one says that? I mean, the Constitution expressly allows it.
" There is no such thing as liberty if a local dictator can tell you what lightbulb to make or how to sell cars."
That's not true at all.
"Why not force the regular car dealers to also bundle horse buggy whips with all car purchases to protect the horse-buggy-whip establishment."
hahaha, that would be funny..but they would do it is it means maintaining there control. They would be cheap, and you would only need to keep a couple in inventory.
Dictator, you keep using that word..
Ah, but who are the "takers"?
Maybe this will help a little: http://pando.com/2014/02/26/fo...
Is that what happens? Or do you order one online that is made in CA?