First round of second thoughts
    in no particular order

Reacting to disaster, Part 1.

I’m not capable of putting my thoughts about yesterday into a coherent essay, so I’m just going to do a few posts with lists of sentences and paragraphs, loosely grouped.

Here’s where it starts:

1. We lost.

2. Winning is better.

3. It wasn’t such a blowout as to tell us we need a complete change of strategy, nor such a cliffhanger we need to spend the next four years regretting something minor we didn’t do. They got more votes than we did; now they get to run the country until it’s time to vote again.

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 “First round of second thoughts
    in no particular order”

  1. Ohhhhhhh I dunno about that…

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  2. Ohhhhhhh I dunno about that…

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