Addition to the blogroll: Progressive Blog Digest

Progressive Blog Digest is a real find.

For some time now I’ve been on the email list of a professor of education policy named Nick Burbules. It’s a weblog in the original sense of that term: mostly a set of links rather than mostly a series of short essays including links. I’ve found it incredibly useful in pointing me to the day’s interesting stories.

Only today did I learn that what I’m getting is the daily feed of an actual blog called Progressive Blog Digest. It joins the “fair and balanced” section of the blogroll.

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: