United Airlines excavates a new low in “race to the bottom”

From cutting food offerings, to drastically reducing legroom, to consolidating the industry through buyouts, private airline companies have tried their best to maximize profit by squeezing customers (sometimes literally). Now, United has taken to defending their bottom line with violence. […]

The profit motive has shown, once again, that it can motivate humans to carry out inhuman acts. Regardless of whether or not this was a rare incident, we should all empathize with Dr. Dao and take time to question the status quo of air travel today.

The deregulatory spiral, begun when President Ronald Reagan fired the air traffic controllers when they went on strike in the 1980’s, continues.