Math on a plane.
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And in the latest act of ethnic or racial profiling on U.S. airlines, an Italian man was removed from an airplane and questioned after the woman next to him raised alarms about cryptic messages he was scrawling on a notepad. The scribbles turned out to be mathematical equations, and the man turned out to be Guido Menzio, a prominent economist. He was ultimately allowed to reboard his American Airlines flight, which departed more than two hours late.
" He is troubled by the ignorance of his fellow passenger, as well as “A security protocol that is too rigid–in the sense that once the whistle is blown everything stops without checks–and relies on the input of people who may be completely clueless. ”" -
"“What might prevent an epidemic of paranoia? It is hard not to recognize in this incident, the ethos of [Donald] Trump’s voting base,” he wrote."
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