Eight months after equal measures of recklessness, stupidity, greed, market ignorance and political meddling resulted in an economic meltdown that has led to a trillion dollars in taxpayer bailouts, the highest US jobless rate in 30 years and the loss of billions of dollars of retirement savings, it's comforting to know that some politicians in Washington are firmly focused on writing new regulations to protect consumers from . . . the airline industry. We are referring, of course, to a ...

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