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Deregulation

1978 - After the success of airline deregulation, the federal government reduced or eliminated regulations that had governed many other industries. 

Trucking, railroads, banking, and telecommunications were just three of the areas where a reduction in government regulations led to improved service, lower prices, and new products. At the same time, the federal government largely abstained from regulating new industries such as computers and the Internet, also fostering rapid growth and improvements for consumers.

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