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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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"Flypocalypse" Shows Air Traffic Control Too Important to Be Left to FAA

This past Saturday, hundreds of flights were delayed or canceled due to an air traffic control software glitch in the Washington, D.C. area. Congress will soon take up the multi-year FAA reauthorization bill. But the problems plaguing the FAA’s attempts to enter the 21st century cannot be solved by more money or more audits. Rather, fundamental institutional reforms need to be initiated as soon as possible. > Read more


> Interview Marc Scribner



NLRB Denies Petition to Form College Athlete Union, for Now

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) yesterday denied a petition by Northwestern University football players to form a union. While this is a rare show of restraint by a labor board that, under the Obama administration, has often acted like a pro-union advocate, the ruling is on such narrow grounds that it’s difficult to draw any broader conclusions from it. > Read more


> Related: The NLRB Declines Jurisdiction in College Athlete Unionization Case

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Weigel: The Libertarian Moment is Over, or Is It?

“The question is not whether the libertarian moment is over but whether libertarians can agree on a single national candidate,” says Lawson Bader, the president of the free market Competitive Enterprise Institute. > Read Dave Weigel's report in the Washington Post



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