Magazine May 1, 2017, Issue

Calibrate Your Care

A United Airlines Boeing 767-322(ER) aircraft takes off from Zurich Airport. (Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters)

By the time you’re reading this, Dr. David Dao of Elizabethtown, Ky., will be a pub-quiz question living comfortably off a modest chunk of United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz’s golden parachute. But at the time I’m writing it, Dao is the cause célèbre of every dingus with an opposable thumb and a Wi-Fi signal.

I barely have the strength to rehash the particulars. Dao was roughed up by an airport rent-a-cop for acting like a jerk, and yes I know United messed up, and no I don’t care that they overbooked –

You know what? You either know what I’m talking about

In This Issue



Books, Arts & Manners


Politics & Policy


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