A balanced ticket of blogroll additions

With the scrupulous sense of balance for which this site is so well known, the blogroll today adds two new sites (new absolutely, not just to the blogroll): in the right corner, wearing the red, white, and blue trunks, Opaun, by Owen Paun, who, although highly intelligent (he aced my toughest course), remains convinced that George Bush is a good President, and, in the left corner, carrying the skeptical torch, Civic Dialogues, by “Erasmus,” who seems considerably less committed to Christianity than the original Erasmus.

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