Eating liberally (one last time)

Lei Garden is no more. So we’ve moved two doors east to Tony Cheng’s. I’ll be there at 11:30 Sunday. Given the approach of Thanksgiving, a travel-heavy December, and my imminent return to the Land of Milk and Cookies, I think this will be our last hurrah.

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

3 thoughts on “Eating liberally (one last time)”

  1. If we needed any more evidence that liberal thought is bad for the economy and a threat to small business, this ought to do it: a gang of lefties kill a vibrant little enterprise in a couple of months just by sitting in it and radiating their toxic ideas around the dining room.

  2. I took it as a sign of the dynamism of the US market for ideas.
    With each death, a new birth…

  3. Actually, it was government planning that doomed this particular small business. It's across the street from a retail and residential development that got $74 million in DC subsidies through tax increment financing (http://www.capitalcommunitynews.com/publications/hillrag/2006_November/html/The_Numbers.cfm), which is partly responsible for higher rents for nearby businesses. One result is that you can no longer buy Chinese groceries in the neighborhood; the Chinese grocery closed, although a Safeway will be opening a couple of blocks away in a few years.

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