I-take-it-back Dep’t

The TSA isn’t in fact the stupidest anti-hijacking agency in the world. The Mongolian CIA (no, this is not a joke) decided to run a test hijacking, just to see if the thing could be done.

All right, the TSA isn’t the stupidest anti-hijacking agency in the world. So sue me.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

2 thoughts on “I-take-it-back Dep’t”

  1. Ah, good 'ol MIAT. "Maybe It Arrives Today" is the proper understanding, I think. Mongolia is really a pretty nice place to visit but it says something about the national airline when people would rather fly an Aeroflot flight flying old soviet jets. (The Aeroflot flights to the US and Europe are, actually, not too bad, probably even a bit better than what you'll get on a US airline these days, but the flights out east are a bit more scary.)

  2. But hey the Dems are on the case:
    "Ordinary citizens should not be intimidated due to a security exercise," said B. Munkhutya, a lawmaker from the Democratic Party.
    I hear that Munkhutya will be spending some time in Iowa next month.

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