Racial and ethnic profiling of airline passengers is back in the news again. The argument in favor  is that it would be costly to mount a careful examination of all airline passengers. Assuming that such profiling is effective, it means that the costs of the acquired safety benefits are borne by a subset of the population. There is a way to redress this inequity. A profiling tax charged to all passengers. Proceeds from such a tax are paid to those who are profiled. Clearly, there are implementation issues but………..