An Academic's Take on the TSA Tradeoff Between Liberty & Security

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    Here's a surprisingly well-reasoned discussion of the TSA, airport security, and the tradeoffs between liberty and security.

    It's by an academic, Professor James Otteson, professor of philosophy and economics at Yeshiva University in New York, who says that the TSA takes away our liberty to make the choice beween freedom and security. He acknowledges it's a complex question, and one that people can come down differently on, but that we clearly don't choose security over liberty in all cases, such as car crashes which cause more deaths than terrorist attacks, or swimming pools which kill more people than accidental gun shootings.


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