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Old Apr 26, 16, 1:56 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
And to think that with slots having been allocated on the Japanese side, our government would be almost equally efficient. How naive.
Um, the DOT has a much more difficult task. There are four carriers fighting over the six slots, and the allocation between those four carriers is not pre-determined. On the Japanese side, it was pre-determined, with little or no public record as far as I know, that NH would get four and JL would get two, irrespective of the merits of their applications, as part of the continued consequences of JL's bankruptcy.

I strongly disagree with your implicit assertion that the DOT should have pre-determined the allocation of slots without a public process and a public record of how the decision is made.

The goal of a democratic government is not efficiency above all else. The Chinese government is much more efficient than the American government; that doesn't make it better.
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