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Comment overbooking is old new (Score 1) 313

The policy of rewarding people for getting bumped was instituted by Alfred Kahn under the Carter administration. After airlines were deregulated, they had no established policy for overbooking and they would either just hold the plane indefinitely until someone volunteered to get off for free, or they would just bump random people. Kahn established the policy of requiring them to first ask for volunteers and offering rewards.

Comment Re:Epinephrine cost per dose in about 50 cents (Score 1) 396

According to divine doctrine of capitalism, the company's first duty it to its shareholders and the company takes care of its customers and employees only to the extent that a lawsuit or lost sales might hurt its bottom line. Fortunately for this company, it has the FDA and the customs service as its enforcers.

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