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Sat May 25, 2019, 03:56 AM

 

Andrew Yang Policy on PREVENT AIRLINES FROM REMOVING CUSTOMERS


Airlines have been overbooking their flights and then forcibly removing paying customers when an issue arises. The FAA should prevent this activity and force airlines to continue to offer a larger amount of money until someone takes them up on the offer and removes themselves from the flight. No one should be physically removed because the airline wants to make more money.

"If an airline wants a passenger to get off a plane in order to make more money, they should offer that money to passengers until someone says yes. We are human beings and your customers, not simply names on a screen."

"Direct the FAA to force airlines to have customers “auction” their seat back to the airline when they have overbooked the flight.
Direct the FAA to investigate any airline that forcibly removes a customer for any reason other than that customer is posing a threat to other customers."

https://www.yang2020.com/policies/prevent-airlines-removing-customers/
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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 05:58 AM

1. Another thoughtful policy from Andrew, tho minor in scope, showing his common sense way of thinking.

 


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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #1)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:18 AM

2. Perhaps minor, but part of a thoughtful larger policy, I see:

 

Capitalism as an economic system has led to unparalleled innovation and improvement in the human condition. Many consider it to have “won” the war of ideas against socialism, but that simplistic view ignores that there is no such thing as a pure Capitalist system. And our current version of institutional capitalism and corporatism is a relatively recent development.

Our current emphasis on corporate profits isn’t working for the vast majority of Americans. This will only be made worse by the development of automation technology and AI.

We need to move to a new form of capitalism – Human Capitalism – that’s geared towards maximizing human well-being and fulfillment. The central tenets of Human Capitalism are:

Humans are more important than money

The unit of a Human Capitalism economy is each person, not each dollar

Markets exist to serve our common goals and values


The focus of our economy should be to maximize human welfare. Sometimes this aligns with a purely capitalist approach, where different entities compete for the best ideas. But there are plenty of times when a capitalist system leads to suboptimal outcomes. Think of an airline refusing to honor your ticket because they can get more money from a customer who purchases last-minute, or a pharmaceutical company charging extortionate rates for a life-saving drug because the customers are desperate.

We need to make the markets serve us rather than the other way around. Profit-seeking companies are organized to maximize their bottom line at every turn which will naturally lead to extreme policies and outcomes. We need government leaders who are truly laser-focused on the public interest above all else and will lead companies to act accordingly

https://www.yang2020.com/policies/human-capitalism/
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Response to Ghost Dog (Reply #2)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:23 AM

3. Yes, my thought exactly!! Andrew has recently broken into my Top-10 list...

 

because of his many common sense policy positions like this.


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