Jason Richwine over at The American presents the question “Would You Fly Liberty Air?” This is a thought experiment being performed in the wake of the added, and somewhat questionable, search procedures being performed by the TSA. The question is this: If their were an airline out there that was able to opt out of all of the passenger security process that is currently in place, would you fly their service? What do you think?
Alright, I love the Interwebs as much as the next information addicted technophile, but I will admit that being forced to unplug from it would probably result in increased productivity at work and at home. I’m not usually in favor of installing accountability or lock-out software on my computers, but this one does look tempting.
What happens when we’ve overreacted to strangers interacting with our kids for so long that now strangers with the best of intentions won’t even step up to help? In the Wall Street Journal, Lenore Skenazy of Free-Range Kids pens an article which relates a number of stories regarding the hazards of a country gripped by “Stranger Danger.” I think this is a good example of how an overblown risk can result in worse consequences.