Colbert on the arrogant plutocrat

It figured that Colbert would have the final word.

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

4 thoughts on “Colbert on the arrogant plutocrat”

  1. I am not surprised that Governor Romney’s off-the-wall comments came at a fundraiser among fellow-plutocrats. Trying to part true believers from their money often brings out the beggar’s base impulses.

    Remember Pat Robertson’s infamous pronouncement that “The feminist agenda . . . is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians”? That was contained in a 1992 fundraising letter.

    1. The 1988 State Republican platform in Washington, the only state to go for Robertson (it was a caucus system, which rewarded fervor) denounced “lesbianism, witchcraft, and yoga”. Not some letter send to selected households – the official platform.

      1. Well, that WAS before Harry Potter made witchcraft more appealing. Still waiting for the blockbuster yogo movie, I guess.

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