Mason's Professor Thomas Hazlett writes of the many contributions of Professor Alfred Kahn, Pulitzer Prize winner, to deregulate airline fares, electricity, and telecommunications. He writes how Kahn's reforms "upended many regulatory inefficiencies" in the New State Public Service Commission and how "consumers, the environment, and the economy benefited." After being appointed to the Civil Aeronautics Board by President Jimmy Carter, he was able to reject the "bureaucratic goobledeegook" and speek freely, offering "opinions that citizens (and journalists) could understand." Alfred Kahn passed away in Ithaca, New York, on December 27, 2010.
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