Liveblogging XII

Q to McC from the Hall: Climate change and green jobs, within one year.

McC: disagreed with Bush. Nuclear power is already safe, we had it on Navy ships. [Doesnt’ mention the waste problem.]

McCain doesn’t look terrible, but he’s not doing the job.

Energy technology can drive the economy, as the computer has for the last several decades. Computer was invented by government scientists. McCain is right: for 30 years, Washington hasn’t done anything about this. But he’s been there for 26 of them, voting against alternative energy sources. Drilling isn’t the solution to global warming.

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