The Washington Post reported today that the government is compiling a deep database of 16-18 year olds for military recruiting complete with personal info, email addresses, and, here’s the kicker, grade point averages. Privacy advocates are up in arms, but I actually think that every government agency should engage in such “sophisticated” marketing strategies to cut down on waste.
When I turn 18 I’m going to have to register for the draft – yeah, I’m not happy about it – but at least I know my GPA will fall so far below the radar screen that they won’t bother calling me! (On the other hand, maybe they DO target low GPA students….Damn.)
Hat Tip: YPulse