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Transportation is an enormous part of any economy. Airplanes are one of the more recent inventions that have changed the landscape of security around the world. In addition, the consequences of a plane failing accidentally or through the intentional destruction by bad actors is catastrophic. Therefore, the security of airplanes is of the utmost importance. Yet, the instances of terrorist actions or even attempts are vanishingly small. The TSA was designed to prevent terrorist activities. Is it working? Is it just creating the illusion of security? If we had to ask, you can probably already guess the answer. We kick off this two-parter by reviewing the history of airpot security and its trials and tribulations. What are your experiences? Let us know!

Recommendations Part 2
Abraham: Sounds Fishy (https://bigpotato.com/products/sounds-fishy)
Shane: Hotline TNT - Cartwheel (https://open.spotify.com/album/6LrhvefGM7zcJpIdMC9otz?si=yVWBjXa2TAy-McHleJF8JA)

Links and References:
  1. https://www.forbes.com/sites/ellistalton/2019/01/28/is-the-tsa-really-necessary/?sh=5565d5c025e0
  2. https://www.vox.com/2016/5/17/11687014/tsa-against-airport-security
  3. https://www.theverge.com/c/23311333/tsa-history-airport-security-theater-homeland
  4. https://www.securitydegreehub.com/airport-security-make-us-safer/
  5. https://reason.com/2022/01/07/airport-security-measures-are-popular-but-pointless/
  6. https://www.bts.gov/newsroom/full-year-2022-us-airline-traffic-data#:~:text=U.S.%20airlines%20carried%20194%20million,and%20388%20million%20in%202020.
  7. https://www.npr.org/2021/09/10/1035131619/911-travel-timeline-tsa
  8. https://www.businessinsider.com/palantir-ceo-alex-karp-interview-stopped-terror-attack-weekly-2019-1
  9. https://www.cnn.com/2012/04/30/world/al-qaeda-documents/index.html
  10. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tsa-touts-orlando-bomb-suspect-arrest/
  11. https://vimeo.com/871252019
  12. Garrick Blalock garrick.blalock@cornell.edu , Vrinda Kadiyali & Daniel H. Simon (2009) Driving fatalities after 9/11: a hidden cost of terrorism, Applied Economics, 41:14, 1717-1729, DOI: 10.1080/00036840601069757
  13. https://www.sheffield.com/air-travel-safest-mode-transportation#:~:text=For%20one%2C%20there%20is%20a,air%20at%20any%20given%20time.
  14. https://www.airport-technology.com/features/scan-before-boarding-country-handling-airport-security-checks/?cf-view
  15. https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/72788/14-behind-scenes-secrets-tsa-agents
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Transportation is an enormous part of any economy. Airplanes are one of the more recent inventions that have changed the landscape of security around the world. In addition, the consequences of a plane failing accidentally or through the intentional destruction by bad actors is catastrophic. Therefore, the security of airplanes is of the utmost importance. Yet, the instances of terrorist actions or even attempts are vanishingly small. The TSA was designed to prevent terrorist activities. Is it working? Is it just creating the illusion of security? If we had to ask, you can probably already guess the answer. We kick off this two-parter by reviewing the history of airpot security and its trials and tribulations. What are your experiences? Let us know! Recommendations Part 2 Abraham: Sounds Fishy ( https://bigpotato.com/products/sounds-fishy ) Shane: Hotline TNT - Cartwheel ( https://open.spotify.com/album/6LrhvefGM7zcJpIdMC9otz?si=yVWBjXa2TAy-McHleJF8JA ) Links and References: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ellistalton/2019/01/28/is-the-tsa-really-necessary/?sh=5565d5c025e0 https://www.vox.com/2016/5/17/11687014/tsa-against-airport-security https://www.theverge.com/c/23311333/tsa-history-airport-security-theater-homeland https://www.securitydegreehub.com/airport-security-make-us-safer/ https://reason.com/2022/01/07/airport-security-measures-are-popular-but-pointless/ https://www.bts.gov/newsroom/full-year-2022-us-airline-traffic-data#:~:text=U.S.%20airlines%20carried%20194%20million,and%20388%20million%20in%202020 . https://www.npr.org/2021/09/10/1035131619/911-travel-timeline-tsa https://www.businessinsider.com/palantir-ceo-alex-karp-interview-stopped-terror-attack-weekly-2019-1 https://www.cnn.com/2012/04/30/world/al-qaeda-documents/index.html https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tsa-touts-orlando-bomb-suspect-arrest/ https://vimeo.com/871252019 Garrick Blalock garrick.blalock@cornell.edu , Vrinda Kadiyali & Daniel H. Simon (2009) Driving fatalities after 9/11: a hidden cost of terrorism, Applied Economics, 41:14, 1717-1729, DOI: 10.1080/00036840601069757 https://www.sheffield.com/air-travel-safest-mode-transportation#:~:text=For%20one%2C%20there%20is%20a,air%20at%20any%20given%20time . https://www.airport-technology.com/features/scan-before-boarding-country-handling-airport-security-checks/?cf-view https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/72788/14-behind-scenes-secrets-tsa-agents read more read less

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