Guardian piece on wasteful, needless security since 9/11

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Sunny Goth, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Lengthy article (but worth the read) about the wastefulness of many of the security procedures we have to go through. I don't agree with some of the things in the article (body scanners), but was interested in the analysis of the impact on tourism.

    The last paragraph was particularly interesting:

    "These increased security measures have deterred some visitors and others have complained about how difficult it is to get a visa. These factors have contributed to a decline in arrivals share. The US accounted for 7.3% of global arrivals in 1999, which fell to 6.2% in 2010," said Michelle Grant, Euromonitor's travel and tourism research manager. In some areas at least, and with Asia now the engine for global economic growth, the US may never recover.

    Here's the link to the whole article:

    After 9/11: airports 'wasting billions' on needless security checks for passengers
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    The Guardian has done consistently good work on exposing the National Security State. It also publishes Jennifer Abel's columns, for which she's taken no end of sh*t from British readers who don't know what's going on over here and don't want to believe it.
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