Hillary is up with a purely positive ad in W. Va. McCain says he’s going to make corporate CEO’s “accountable.” Will someone ask him how?

HRC is up with a purely positive ad in W. Va. That’s good news.

Will someone ask John McCain just how it is that he proposes to make corporate CEO’s accountable? It would be nice if Republicans had actually awakened to the problems of corporate governance, but I’ll believe it when I see it.

Stylistically, I’d rate both ads as “yawn.”

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: