Eating liberally, round II

Last week’s kick-off dim-sum-and-policy-chat brunch came off nicely. There were a total of eight of us, and we ate too much delicious food for $15 a head. Topics discussed included banks’ reservation practices for subprime loans such as option ARMs, scheduling criteria under the Controlled Substance Act, high-stakes school testing, and the extent and policy implications of competitive consumption.

We’ll meet again this Sunday at 11:30 at Lei Garden, 629 H St., NW, in Chinatown. Dim sum is served on the top floor. Feel free to drop in on impulse, but if you know you’re coming please drop me a line [markarkleiman *at* gmail *dot* com]. When we’re done I’ll be heading out to the Takoma Park Folk Festival; both the restaurant and the festival are on the Red Line.

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:

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