“If the pilgrims had landed at La Jolla, New England would be a national park” department

My hymn to the good life on the Westside of L.A. got a rise out of poor Jane Galt, who’s suffering through a truly nasty East Coast winter. Result: my first 1500-hit day, about half referred from Asymmetric Information.

Jane, have I mentioned that I went hiking again yesterday, on a trail a little lower down? Very nice view, and absolutely quiet, but even at sunset it was just a little too warm for comfort.

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