If you're traveling by air today, well, good luck to you. A storm is paralyzing a good chunk of the Northeast and once airports in Boston, Philly, New York, and Newark get even a little bit backed up, the ripples fan out like a cannonball hitting a fat guy in the stomach in super-slow-mo.
As you're cooling your jets in airports (which approximate homeless shelters on the holidays), consider this: It's not just weather that screws up air travel so much. The simple fact is that, as Reason Foundation's Bob Poole says in the video above, "The air traffic control system in the United States is technologically obsolete. This model is basically the same model that we have used since the beginning of air travel."
Click above to watch "Your Flight Has Been Delayed…And It's Washington's Fault." Click here for downloadable versions and more links and resources.