When Brute Force Fails is now full-price at Amazon, but BarnesandNoble.com has it at 20% off.
For a while, Amazon.com had When Brute Force Fails at a 35% discount, but a couple of days ago it moved back to full price. Despite that, and with the aid of a couple of nice mentionsone from Canadian Press and one from Tyler Cowen, the sales rank is now in the low five digits, a fairly respectable level. Cost-conscious shoppers may want to buy from BarnesandNoble.com instead, at a 20% discount (less for members of the B&N frequent-reader program).
If you order it from either place, please consider writing a reader review.
UpdateÂ Competition is a marvellous thing; the Amazon discount is back.Â Â
Commenter nikkibong recommends buying instead at Powell’s, which is indeed a great institution to support, and which has a large chunk of the book as a searchable document on its website if you want to read a sample.
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.
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)
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when will it be available on my kindle?
I've asked the publisher. Answer: "Soon." I don't know whether "soon" is measured in weeks or in months.
Why not promote buying the book on Powells, as well? It's an absolutely superb independent bookstore, with a first-rate delivery service: http://www.powells.com
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