Incurable masochism

Yes, I’ll be liveblogging tonight.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

8 thoughts on “Incurable masochism”

  1. I’ll be taking a drink every time Obama… forget it, I’ll just drink a lot and hope he doesn’t act too much like the 2009-2011 version of himself. Is it too late for Hillary to sub in?

    1. You mean the Obama who gave us health care reform, the Lily Ledbetter Act, and the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell? That’s the one you hope doesn’t show up? Having to listen to Mitt Romney lie and smarm for 90 minutes is going to be painful, but I’ll do it anyway as part of the effort to call him out on his lying. By the way, other than drinking and slagging our candidate, what are you doing to keep this election from coming out the wrong way?

      1. Wow, sensitive subject, huh? Yeah, I think he’s going to be Mr. I’m-a-centrist-can’t-we-all-get-along this time too.

        1. Of course it’s a sensitive subject. Just wait until Romney repeals not only Obamacare but Medicare by April, issues his tax break to millionaires, rolls back environmental protections. You’ll be laughing all the way to the newly-reinstated poor house/debtor’s prison.

  2. Yeah, I’m a little bit sensitive about the future of my country, and my planet. Do you think I need professional help?

      1. If Romney tries to make disgraceful hay off the deaths in Benghazi, Obama could respond, then mention how many tens of thousands will die each year when Romney/Ryan/Ayn Rand throw them off health insurance.

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