Go figure

I share a birthday with Barry Goldwater?

Update and “never mind” I misread Kevin’s post. It’s Matt Yglesias I share a birthday with, which makes much more sense. According to the principle of diminishing marginal utility, his birthday is more important than mine, so wish him a happy one.

Second update

Even stranger (and apparently true) : The Pope! J2 P2 and I were born on the same date. So I’m told, anyway.

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