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John E. Robson

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John E. Robson is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. As chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board under President Gerald Ford he initiated airline deregulation.

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Flying Friendlier Skies

by John E. Robsonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

In an earlier life, Hoover fellow John E. Robson helped to deregulate the American airline industry. The industry has flourished ever since. Yet the industry’s very success has prompted calls for reregulation, to Robson’s considerable chagrin. How deregulation worked—and why reregulation wouldn’t.