I just watched a show featuring the Concorde, the supersonic trans-Atlantic jetliner that has been retired for many years.
A huge amount of money was spent to set up a system of flying across the ocean at high speed and at very high cost to travelers. This was done even though a perfectly fine, much more affordable airline option existed.
This luxurious, too-expensive-for-the-common-person mode of travel is now relegated to the history books and old movies.
What does this remind me of? High-speed rail.
Maybe they should keep building high-speed rail. One day we’ll be able to zip by all the lakes and reservoirs that used to be there while drinking imported bottled water that only well-off folks can afford.
Those who do not study history are destined to repeat it.