Another “ness” monster

“Credulousness” for “credulity.”

Eugene Volokh seems to be quoting Clayton Cramer, but I can’t find the monster in the Cramer post.

Update Eugene reports that he was quoting the original title — since changed — of the Cramer post. He also points out that “credulousness” is attested as far back as 1598, only half a century after the first recorded appearance of “credulity.” Isn’t it amazing that they were writing English that barbarously while Shakespreare was still alive?

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: