In an excellent column, Vir Sanghvi looks at all the reasons why Air India is run so badly. To sum it up:
If you run your country’s flag carrier like a government department, a decline is inevitable.
His remedy, which flows naturally from this, is to privatize Air India. I agree with him. But here’s a question:
If Air India should be privatized because it is run like a government department, what about government departments?