“Crooked Timber” seminar on Steve Teles’s book

With an all-star cast including Balkin, Cowen, Farrell, Perlstein, and Schmitt.

Up now, with pretty much an all-star cast: Jack Balkin, Tyler Cowen, Henry Farrell, Kimberly Morgan, David Post, Rick Perlstein, Fabio Rojas, Mark Schmitt, and Aaron Swartz, plus a response by Steve. It’s good to see The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement getting the attention it deserves.

Remember, as an RBC reader you can go one-up on your friends by saying “Teles? I’ve been reading his work for years. Haven’t you?”

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