Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Tourism Suppression Agency

Gary Leff (Webflyer) has identifed several alternative purposes for the TSA.
  • (T)aking (S)cissors (A)way
  • (T)housands (S)tanding (A)round
  • (T)ourism (S)uppression (A)gency
He complains that what the TSA does is force people and planes to spend more time on the ground at airports. As Adam Shostack points out, it is Uncle Sam imposing this. [Adam and I have already discussed this - see No Fly on Us]

However, for people who worry about carbon emissions and climate change, people who think that tourism has environmental and social costs as well as benefits, and people who sell replacement scissors, the current behaviour of the TSA may be welcome. It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good.

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