2 things have made airplane travel safer since 9/11

by B.K. Marcus, Mises Economics Blog
Nov. 29, 2010

Bruce Schneier is a security technologist. In an opinion piece in the New York Times, he says,
Exactly two things have made airplane travel safer since 9/11: reinforcing the cockpit door, and convincing passengers they need to fight back. Everything else has been a waste of money.
“Neither the full-body scanners or the enhanced pat-downs are making anyone safer,” he says in a conclusion that speaks to our economic situation as well:
They're more a result of politicians and government appointees capitulating to a public that demands that "something must be done," even when nothing should be done.

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