Terrorism kills people. But how much should we really care about it?
- If you live in America, you are much more likely to die from mundane things (a heart attack, drowning, a police officer) than a terrorist attack. In fact, thousands of people died after 9/11 because of additional traffic fatalities caused by more Americans driving and fewer Americans flying.
- Fully rooting out terrorism is incredibly expensive.
- The process of fighting can upset moderates in target countries, leading them to provide assistance to the terrorist organization.