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Airport Security

Reader comment on item: No One Said Security Comes Cheap

Submitted by Jack Winnett (Israel), Aug 31, 2006 at 10:35

Your article comparing the cost per passenger of airport security apparently ignores "economies of scale".

It would be interesting to hear what professional economists think of this.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Economies of scale apply to industrial goods, not to hiring screeners to ask nosey questions.

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