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Unintended Consequences

economics

A baby on an airplane would be safer in a car seat than in his mother’s arms.  Recognizing this, government mandates that infants must fly in a car seat. This makes babies on airplanes safer.  However, many mothers will not be able to afford an extra plane ticket for their infant.  Instead, they will choose to drive to their destination rather than fly.  Since driving is far more dangerous than flying, many infants end up injured or killed as a result of this law.

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