Liveblogging II

Brokaw: things are getting bad where’s the bottom.

First Q to Obama: how are you going to bail out ordinary folks?

O is ready: you’re worried. This is the “final verdict” on dereg and trickle-down.

What to do now?

*Make sure the bailout is done right. AIG junket.


*Need someone in Washington working for the middle class, not just those who can hire lobbyists.

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: