Quote of the day—WeaponsMan

Of course, as good economists, we must weigh the benefits against the costs. So let’s add up the benefits. Against the massive inconvenience and waste, the loss of privacy, and the occasional dead traveler, we can weigh:

  • Terrorists caught by TSA: 0.
  • Terror plots stopped by TSA: 0
  • Terrorists inconvenienced by TSA: 0

It’s zeroes all the way down… kind of like their employees. There is no intelligent, good, decent, moral, or ethical person at TSA. Never has been.

July 22, 2013
TSA: Evil, but Incompetent
[I probably would give a little bit of a pass on the effectiveness scale. Their job is impossible. It simply isn’t possible to accomplish the goal of deterring terrorists via airport security in a quasi-free society. The money should be spent on something that is achievable.—Joe]


3 thoughts on “Quote of the day—WeaponsMan

  1. I still see people trying to claim that the lack of terrorists caught is some kind of proof that it’s working. That they’re scared away or something.

    Some people just want to be serfs and they’re willing to drag everyone else down with them.

  2. TSA was nothing more than a knee-jerk reaction to 9-11, a placebo, a Hello Kitty band-aid on arterial bleeding. It made the masses feel good, but has done absolutely nothing that it was supposed to do other than inconvenience those who were already law-abiding enough to follow the rules and go through regular security checks. Sorta like all the anti-gun laws out there. Case in point: Chicago. Lots and lots of laws. Lots and lots of crime.

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