Let's cut right to the end of Linda Greenhouse's Does the Disability Act Stop at the Shoreline?:
Norwegian pointed out in its brief that it was acting "in
response to competitive market dynamics in effect
throughout the cruise industry." In other words, what the
law itself might or might not accomplish, capitalism
Oh yes, wouldn't life be so much simpler if there were an Invisible Hand moving all things economic effortlessly toward justice? A world where carrots made sticks obsolete?
The new ships they tout as solutions do not incorporate Universal Design or Visitability. The vessels may be improvements, I have not inspected them yet, but they do not represeant a radical break with the discriminatory anthropology that undergirds the sailor's culture and definitions of seaworthiness in the shipbuilding industry.
Read tomorrow's NYT story here: