Friends coming from afar

Glenn Reynolds and I agree on two issues, though he’d rather agree with someone who quotes me.

I’m delighted to find that Glenn Reynolds’s instincts on the move to eliminate the PRD candidate for President of Mexico match mine, even if he finds it necessary to filter his agreement through a link to Jane Galt. (Wouldn’t want to give onea them libruls a link, y’know. Gotta pertect the base from readin’ false doctrine.)

The Mexican case is really no different from that of the mullahs in Iran using the Guardianship Council to purge liberal candidates.

I’m also delighted to see that Glenn is opposed to theocractic homophobia, as long as it’s in Saudi Arabia. Wonder if it might occur to him to stop supporting the politicians who pander to it in America by allying themselves with Mullah Ralph Reed and the Ayatollah Dobson? Naaaaaa … ain’t gonna happen.

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