CRITIQUE OF PURE MUSIC HALL
If you could never quite stay awake and focused through Kant’s Transcendental Induction, here it is set to music, and Tom Lehrer couldn’t have done it better.
Now that I have a clearer idea of what Kant was up to, I think I’ll stick with Karl Popper. But categorical thanks to Kieran Healy for the link. I can only hope the same songwriting team is working on the Groundwork.
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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