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Is it Time to Re-Regulate America's Broken Airline System?

Is it Time to Re-Regulate America's Broken Airline System? America's air transport system is losing altitude fast. Even with the economy growing again, airlines continue to slash service. Worse, industry leaders warn higher fares and more cuts lie ahead. The effects are real. And they are increasingly unfair, as they affect some regions far more than others. In heartland cities like St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Memphis, for instance, businesses find themselves cut off from world markets, and citizens find it ever harder to get where they want to go. We held a conversation about the causes, effects, and potential fixes for America's air transport crisis. The discussion departed from an article by New America's Phil Longman and Lina Khan in the latest Washington Monthly that details the deterioration in service since the air transport industry was "deregulated" in 1979. But the discussion will mainly look forward and discuss practical ways to keep America's business and leisure travelers in the air. Participants Panelists Jim Oberstar Former Minnesota Congressman (D-MN) Former Chair, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Josh Marks Executive Director, American Aviation Institute Tom Jones Columnist, Memphis Magazine Principal, Smart City Consulting Phillip Longman Senior Fellow, Markets, Enterprise, and Resiliency Initiative New America Foundation Moderator Paul Glastris Editor-in-Chief, Washington Monthly http://www.newamerica.net/events/2012/terminal_sickness
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