December 20, 2011
As you stand in endless lines this holiday season, here’s a comforting thought: all those security measures accomplish nothing, at enormous cost. That’s the conclusion of Charles C. Mann, who put the T.S.A. to the test with the help of one of America’s top security experts.
(The article is almost a year old, but as the TSA continues to provide extra nerves at the airport this issue is something to consider.)