Texas Tech University

Blowing the Whistle on the TSA


May 16, 2016

Creators - The problems at the Transportation Security Administration are legion: the molestation of air travelers, the failure to detect mock explosives or banned weapons 67 out of 70 times in a covert test of security procedures last year, etc.

The whistleblowers' testimony provides yet another reason to abolish the TSA and make airlines responsible for their own security. "Competition among the airlines would help set the proper balance between safety and efficiency, based on passenger preference and demand," writes Benjamin Powell, economics professor and director of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University, in a recent column for the New York Post. "The same competitive process would also weed out unnecessary procedures that add little to safety while increasing delays."

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