WHAT RIGHT TO PRIVACY?

Reason’s Bian Doherty has an interesting story about a multimillionaire suing because he was denied the right to board an airplane when he refused to show identification. This leads to a discussion of the right to privacy and a realization that there is no such thing and that, indeed, Americans have shown time and again a willingness to give up vast amounts of information for small increases in conveniency or financial savings.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.