Why a ’65 Corvair is preferable to Ralph Nader: at least it had a forward gear.

GM should sue Billmon of Whiskey Bar. Apropos Ralph Nader’s decision to accept Republican help to get himself on the ballot in Michigan, Billmon wrote:

Ralph’s a lemon – the political equivalent of a ’65 Corvair.

The Corvair may not have been a masterpiece of automotive engineering, but at least it would take you where you wanted to go.

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: