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Yes, I agree that the aviation industry hiding behind the streak of years of no accidents has contributed to how bad Boeing became. They were using that statistic as a shield and a hammer to justify further deregulation.

This is a great example of how looking at the world through the prism of stats really limits your understanding of what's actually happening.

That is a cynical way of interpreting the situation, and let's be clear, you have no basis for claiming this.

There has been plenty of cynical reporting and editorializing that has made this very argument, that in fact Boeing and the industry more widely has been hiding behind the safety streak up until the moment of the first MAX crash.

The fact that you find my post novel and shocking just shows you're not reading very much about aviation in the past few months.

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