Happy palindrome day

Today is 01022010. Thanks to commenter wmd for pointing that out.

Palindrome Days are observed by looking in mirrors and meditating on symmetry.

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

6 thoughts on “Happy palindrome day”

  1. I can't meditate on symmetry after looking in the mirror without thinking about fixed points . I think this is due to pictures in a Time Life Science Library book on Mathematics I recall from childhood.

  2. So are the European bloggers here (O'Hare, I think I'm looking @ you) prepped for Feb 1st (010202010) since that will be a palindrome in their sick, twisted notation?

  3. The sensible way to write the date – the one that sorts properly – is 20100102. Which is just as palindromic as the weird American system used in the post (01022010).

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