Ain’t neither!

Seven false “facts” about the Afghan drug trade.

Jonathan Caulkins, Jonathan Kulick, and some other guy point out seven received truths about the Afghan drug trade that aren’t necessarily so.

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:

2 thoughts on “Ain’t neither!”

  1. Gotta mention the OxyContin Express and the heroic efforts of Florida Gov. Scott to keep it running, thereby creating competition for imported opium, devastating the Taliban, and keeping our shores safe from terrorism.

  2. Hey! That article says that Gov. Scott’s OxyContin Express is probably not devastating the Taliban after all! And here I was about to propose that we make him President.

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