STATEMENT OF ROBERT W. CRANDALL BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON AVIATION COMMERCE COMMITTEE, U.S. SENATE

by Robert W. Crandall on March 22, 1977
by Robert W. Crandall

Mr. Chairman and members of the Aviation Subcommittee, I am pleased to be here today to present the Council’s views on the imperative for change in the scope of airline regulation. Given this Administration’s determination to reduce the burden of inefficient and ineffective government regulation, it is fitting that the first opportunity for major regulatory reform is that confronting us today — the liberalization of the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB or Board) regulation of domestic air travel. For the continuation of airline regulation in its present form would only serve to keep from the public the fruits of competition without providing any compensating benefits.

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