Policy Forum

Big Airlines, Small Airlines, Big Government: Who’s Preying on Whom?

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Date and Time
June 28, 1999 12 - 1 PM EDT
Location
Hayek Auditorium

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The Justice Department’s investigation of American Airlines for allegedly slashing fares to snuff out competition was the topic of discussion at a Cato Policy Forum, “Big Airlines, Small Airlines, Big Government: Who’s Preying on Whom?” John R. Lott Jr., author of Are Predatory Commitments Credible? argued that vigorous competition shouldn’t be mistaken for predation. James H. Burnley IV, former secretary of transportation; Mark Kahan, CEO of Spirit Airlines; and William E. Kovacic of George Washington University debated whether the suit against American Airlines is good for the industry.

Features John R. Lott Jr., author of Are Predatory Commitments Credible?; James H. Burnley IV, former secretary of transportation; Mark Kahan, CEO of Spirit Airlines; and William E. Kovacic of George Washington University.