Consequences of the 9/11 Attacks

What were the real consequences of the 9/11 attacks? Many in this class are too young to remember where you were or what you were doing when this attack occurred. While you may have learned of the attacks from history, have you ever thought about all those affected by that economic impact? It wasn’t just airline employees affected, it’s an impact that rippled through society and is still felt in some ways by people and business outside the aviation today.

It’s true it took the airline industry several years to recover; however, both small and large business also suffered from reduced travel. Small business suffered as passenger travel was restricted due to fear. As small business suffered so did larger business that relied on the smaller ones for goods and services. Countless people in all sorts of industry lost their jobs and livelihoods as a result. Just take a minute to think about where those businesses and people would be today if this attack had not occurred and the US economic machine not been stifled?

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The way we view our personal liberties has also been affected. Greater restrictions on security tends to overlap with what many in the public feel are their rights. They now go through various machines and are subjected to much greater scrutiny which to them is contradictory to what someone living in a free society should be subjected too.

What are your thoughts on the impact from the 9/11 attacks? What other areas have been affected? Can you elaborate on what was discussed above?

Please research the question and provide your thoughts by responding to this discussion post. The post should be between 250-750 words and needs to include at least two citations at the end of the post. Think of your posting in terms of a contribution to a dialogue, not a writing exercise. This is particularly important since we don’t meet in person. Therefore, this is one of the few ways we can generate a dialog. Make your posts clear and pertinent. Offer clarifying examples for complex and abstract ideas. Don’t be afraid to include open-ended questions that invite dialogue in your response. Read the other response posts to help get an idea on what you want to say on the subject. Feel free to offer evidence supporting the earlier post or your contrasting point of view and ask challenging, open-ended questions.

*Refer to the Discussion Rubric for this course for further detail regarding post and response expectations.