Is Tyler Cowen an Exhibitionist?
Judge for yourselves people:
Check out this tweet, and this one, and this one (the last was a re-tweet by TC), and this blog post, and this one too.
When I contacted him for comments before running this story, Tyler said:
"In my view in the long run better scans mean fewer pat-downs!
I would encourage people to start by calculating the "p" that, twenty years from now, the major airlines get nationalized. Work backwards from there and compute the liberty-maximizing policy."
I, on the other hand, would encourage people to calculate the "p" that, twenty years from now we all have microchips implanted in our body that allow the Feds to track all our movements and conversations. Working backwards from there and computing the liberty-maximizing policy might lead to a differing conclusion than does Tyler's thought experiment!