How Effective is the TSA?

March 14th, 2012
in econ_news

Econintersect:  The TSA (Transportation Security Administration) was formed following 911, tasked with tightening  transportation system security tsa-grope-and-pillageSMALLto try to prevent reoccurence of anything like the airplane highjackings that were at the core of the terrorist attack on that day.  Here is how the TSA describes itself on its own website:

We are your neighbors, friends and relatives. We are 50,000 security officers, inspectors, directors, air marshals and managers who protect the nation's transportation systems so you and your family can travel safely. We look for bombs at checkpoints in airports, we inspect rail cars, we patrol subways with our law enforcement partners, and we work to make all modes of transportation safe.

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However, not everyone agrees that the TSA is effective.  Econintersect provides the following infographic from without any independent verification of facts presented.

TSA Waste
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John Lounsbury

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