“Cheerleader for a team of arsonists”

Austan Goolsbeen on John McCain.

Austan Goolsbee on John McCain:

It’s good to see Senator McCain has suddenly become a champion of financial oversight and regulatory oversight. He, George Bush, Phil Gramm and their crew has been about burning down the rules of the road and trying to deregulate the financial environment, and it’s a little strange for a guy that was cheerleader for a team of arsonists to now be coming forward and say he’d be a great fire department chief.

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: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com