Quote of the day—Bruce Schneier

Given the credible estimate that we’ve spent $1 trillion on anti-terrorism security (this does not include our many foreign wars), that’s $62.5 billion per life lost. Is there any other risk that we are even remotely as crazy about?

Bruce Schneier
September 15, 2011
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[Some people are that crazy about guns. But for the most part I think Schneier has it nailed.—Joe]

2 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Bruce Schneier

  1. It is not only $1,000,000,000,000 spent divided by some number of lives lost on 9/11.

    Perhaps it is $1T spent divided by some number of lives saved.
    Or perhaps it is $1T spent divided by some number of terrorists killed.
    Or perhaps it is $1T spent divided by some number of people freed from their dictatorships.

    Perhaps it is the sum of all the above, which provides a much more reasonable return per dollar spent.

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