Alfred Kahn, Godfather of Deregulation Dies

By Darren Shannon darren_shannon@aviationweek.com

Alfred Kahn, the former head of the Civil Aeronautics Board and widely acknowledged godfather of U.S. airline deregulation, died Dec. 27 at his home in Ithaca, N.Y., at age 93.

A renowned economist, Kahn was a vocal opponent to government control of industry, and in 1971, while a professor at Cornell University, published “The Economics ...

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