9-11 Veterans for Truth?

Looks as if some of Giuliani’s mistakes and arrogance in the days before 9/11 are coming back to bite him.

Looks as if the firefighters and the families are fixin’ to put a hurtin’ on ol’ Rudy. And they’ve got the goods: no need to make anything up.

Sure, other cities had (still have) incompatible radio systems among public-safety agencies. So? Why didn’t Giuliani do better? And the decision to site the command bunker in the middle of the prime target is going to take some fancy explaining.

Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

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