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Monday, September 8, 2014

Why Doesn’t the TSA Keep Us Safe?

What did America give up when it put the TSA in place? Why have so many resources been spent without making travel safer? What did policy makers miss when they put a national air travel security system in place?



Check out archived video and resources below to learn:

  • Why the TSA hasn't been more successful
  • The costs that are often missed when new policies are introduced
  • How to spot the hidden costs of public policy







“Why Doesn't the TSA Keep Us Safe?” was based on the topic of opportunity cost. To learn more about this topic, check out FEE's opportunity cost education module.


Related Articles

The TSA Makes Us Safer? from the Freeman

The Economic Way of Thinking, Part 6: All Our Choices Have Opportunity Costs  from the Freeman