“A masterpiece of misdirection”

The Cleveland Plain Dealer on Romney’s Chrysler ad.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer protests Mitt Romney’s latest bit of flim-flam.

In some ways, it’s strange that a candidate whose whole campaign has been built on 2 + 2 = 22 budget math should finally be called out on a lie so comparatively trivial. Call it karma in action.

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

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  1. It’s not just budget math. It’s “you didn’t build that”, “apology tour”, “guts welfare reform”, “$816 billion in Medicare cuts”, etc., etc., ad nauseum (and nausea). Machiavelli would be proud.

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