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A Pair of Amtrak GE Genesis engines on a siding in Bloomington, IL in 2014 (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ian McMurtry)

A Review of America’s Track Record on Nationalizing Brands

In the recent CARES Act, the aviation industry was given a bailout for its recent economic woes stemming from the COVID-19 epidemic. This has led to another round of arguments being brought forward about preferring nationalizing carriers to avoid these issues going forward and potentially creating a more enjoyable airline experience like what can be found in the Middle East and Europe. This story is not new and has been referenced before following the downturn in traffic post-September 11 and…