Annals of mishegas

Mike has a piece in the Washington Monthly about the experience of being the subject of someone else’s obsession.

It is said that there is no regret in life as profound as the regret that comes from successfully resisting a temptation.

When Mike O’Hare moved to Berkeley from the Kennedy School, I thought about trying to get some students there to decorate the doorway of the Berkeley public policy building with a banner reading, “Welcome back, Zodiac.”

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: