White House Watch: Ford and Deregulation

Osborne, John
October 1975
New Republic;10/11/75, Vol. 173 Issue 15, p8
Focuses on programs for deregulation of various sectors of the U.S. economy proposed by U.S. President Gerald R. Ford. Statement by Ford on the regulatory reform program; Discussion of the limitations of the program; Overview of the proposed model for deregulation of transportation; Effect of deregulatory proposals on the meat packaging and shipment industry; Report that pending proposals are related to the rate controls and open up competition in the airline and trucking industries; Argument that whether the Department of Justice should take from the Civil Aeronautics Board its authority to sanction airline agreements and mergers that otherwise would be subject to antitrust prosecution; Fact that Ford's deregulators propose to substitute random checking, with high quality standards and severe penalties for violations.


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