Body count?

Not taking your medicine can kill you. Due to the Bush Administration, lots of people haven’t been getting their medicine. How many of them died as a result?

Has someone calculated how many people died because the Bush Administration and its healthcare-industry sponsors couldn’t be bothered to get the operational details of the Medicare prescription drug benefit right?

And is there anything except political character assassination this Administration handles competently?

Just asking.

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: