Michael O’Leary, CEO of airline RyanAir apoke at a conference held by the EU on “innovation.”


O’Leary went completely Galt on them. If I were Dagney Taggart, I would so marry him. (Via American Spectator)

This is the first time I think that I or RyanAir have ever been invited to a conference by the European Union. Because as most of you know, the European Union spends most of its time suing me, torturing me, criticizing me or condeming me for lowering the cost of air travel all over Europe and making life so really difficult for their favorite airlines, which as we all know like high-fare airlines, like Air France, British Airlines, and Lufthansa who must be protected at all costs because they’re the future of Europe — the future of europe lies in people being forced to pay 800 euros for one-hour flights across the continent; the future of Europe lies in people being forced to pay fuel surcharges for the right to travel on Europe’s best airlines run by the Germans, the French, and the British.

Well, sorry we like to disagree… which is why a conference on innovation is so important.