Light blogging ahead

I’m on the road this week, giving a talk on drugs, violence, and terrorism tomorrow night at the Esalen Institute. (Hey, it’s a tough life, but someone has to lead it.)

When you enter the building holding the Esalen hot-tubs, perched rather precariously on a cliff looking down on the Pacific, there’s a sign with an arrow pointing to the right and the legend “Quiet,” and another sign with an arrow pointing to the left, this one with the legend “Silent.”

I can take a hint. So I will be posting only enough to keep my devoted fans from going into frank withdrawal.

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: