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William L. Silber

William L. Silber

Writing for PS since 2007
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William L. Silber is Professor of Finance and Economics at the Stern School of Business, NYU, and the author of The Story of Silver: How the White Metal Shaped America and the Modern World.

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    The Terrorism Paradox

    Robert Skidelsky

    As the number of deaths from terrorism in Western Europe declines, public alarm about terrorist attacks grows. But citizens should stay calm and not give governments the tools they increasingly demand to win the “battle” against terrorism, crime, or any other technically avoidable misfortune that life throws up.