Keep moving, folks

Nothing to see here. It’s perfectly fine to let neo-Nazis join the Army and send them to Iraq.

Nothing to see here.

Can’t imagine why DHS would worry about right-wing extremist recruiting among military vets. After all, they don’t have to bother recruiting if the Army is willing to take people who are already active Nazis.

Matt Kennard spots the management issue: Recruiters have to fill their quotas. Not filling quotas leads to trouble for the recruiter. Enlisting lunatics only leads to trouble for the country. Think of it as the military equivalent of a liar loan.

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: