Considering the costs and benefits of counterterrorism

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September 13, 2011
Cato Institute
by Christopher Preble  
Posted in Commentary

"The pattern of government regulations is familiar. After something bad happens, the public clamors for action. Politicians solemnly swear that Bill XYZ will ensure that a similar thing will never happen again. Whether Bill XYZ measurably decreases the likelihood of a repeat of the incident is rarely challenged. Those who do are accused of indifference or complacency. So far, the policies and procedures implemented after 9/11 appear to conform to this familiar pattern." (09/09/11)

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