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Not-so-friendly skies: Deregulation didn't fail, it was never really tried

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Part four of a five-part series Conventional wisdom holds that President Jimmy Carter withdrew the federal government from the airline industry in 1978 through a landmark process that came to be known as “deregulation.” Carter, so goes the tale, heeded the advice of his appointee Alfred Kahn, the last chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board, which for decades had presided over a heavily...

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