Libertarian self-parody

Professor Bainbridge has an original suggestion about dealing with global warming.

If I tried to define a libertarian as “someone who thinks you can deal with global warming by cranking up the AC,” most libertarians would be insulted. Not Professor Bainbridge, though.

Update: The professor apparently meant his prescription ironically. But if cranking up the AC isn’t a good response to global warming, then why dismiss those who want to do something more active about it as “worrywarts”?

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