The U.S. Department of Homeland Security was a panicked reaction to the Sept. 11 attacks. It owes its continued existence to a vastly exaggerated assessment of the threat of terrorism. The department is also responsible for some of the least cost-effective spending in the U.S. government. It’s time to admit that creating it was a mistake.
You know, if Businessweek is advocating that the Department of Homeland Security is a bloated mess that should be abolished, it’s maybe not such a crazy radical left pinko commie idea anymore.