Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy

Written by Mr. Peter Ferrara

July 1998

Airline Re-Regulation Folly
Airline Re-Regulation Folly — Individual consumers and businesses all over the country save tens of millions of dollars each year as a direct consequence of airline deregulation, and Virginians have participated in these savings and continue to do so today. At the time this paper was written, the U.S. Department of Transportation was proposing the regulation of discounted airline tickets. Virginia needs to encourage lower airline ticket prices at such airports as Richmond and Roanoke, and this paper demonstrates how this would be better accomplished through the marketplace rather than government regulation. View PDF File.

July 1998

Pension Reform for Virginia
Pension Reform for Virginia — State employees would be more secure if they had the option of investing their retirement funds in more productive ways than is currently available. Retirement funds should be owned and controlled by the employee and not the Virginia Retirement System and, based on investment returns substantially lower than the average return in the stock market over the last 70 years, a state employee could make up to $30,000 more annually during retirement. View PDF File.