CAFTA debate: Yglesias v. Sabl

Matt Yglesias and Andy Sabl go at it over whether “free trade” is good for Democrats.

While you weren’t looking, my reference to Matt Yglelsias’s theory about the Bushite political strategy around CAFTA has sparked what I find a fascinating exchange between Matt and my colleague Andy Sabl. I find blogging by applying my mouse applied to my email in-box much easier than using the keyboard, and I plan to do as much of it as possible.

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: