Friday, April 26, 2013

Yes, Wealthy People

I've seen some pushback on twitter and elsewhere about the idea that flying and visiting national parks are rich people activities. Sure people all across the economic spectrum do at some point in their lives fly and visit national parks. But to the extent that these are acute problems that must be fixed RIGHT NOW as opposed to, you know, funding head start or rental assistance programs, it's a wealthy people problem. Lower income people might fly occasionally in their lives, but if airline delays are messing with your life regularly you're probably not exactly poor.