This requires some care in preventing their families from feeling martyrdom –the penalty needs to be properly calibrated to be a nuisance without imparting any form of heroism to the person.
The Skin of Others in your Game
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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How about we use the old ‘Hostage’ scenario and force the families, or a favored sibling, to move to a nice neighborhood in a western society where they will function as low level bureaucrats or Starbucks employee. Either the bombers will be so horrified by the prospect of their families becoming westernized they’ll stop, or we’ll shower the survivors with our superior values and ideology so they become less fearsome, generating fewer terrorists in the future. What could go wrong?

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