This makes sense. Can you say more about how aviation regulation differs from the FDA?
In other words, are there meaningful differences in how the regulatory processes are set up? Or does it just happen to be the case that the FDA has historically been worse at responding to evidence compared to the Federal Aviation Administration?
(I think it’s plausible that we would want a structure similar to the FDA even if the particular individuals at the FDA were bad at cost-benefit analysis, unless there are arguments that the structure of the FDA caused the bad cost-benefit analyses).
So far, I haven’t looked into it in detail and I’m only reciting other people’s testimonials. I intend to dive deeper into these fields soon. I’ll let you know when I have a better understanding.