Simple answers Dep’t

Since all terrorists are young men of Middle Eastern appearance, let’s focus airport screening on young men of Middle Eastern appearance. Like this, for example:

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

4 thoughts on “Simple answers Dep’t”

  1. If you changed "all" to "most," then one counterexample would not constitute grounds to reject the proposal that we focus airport screening on young men of Middle Eastern appearance. I do not take a position on that proposal; I merely note that your statement is a weak reason to reject it.

  2. Gad, Holmes! You are indeed a master of disguise! How in the deuce did you escape from the Reichenbach falls?

  3. Henry, not all arguments against racial profiling have anything to do with numbers. I mean, as much as I would love to round up all white men with American flag paraphernalia in case they might be plotting to bomb another federal building…

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