Logical entailment

Steve Benen is right: if – as Mitt Romney says – “corporations are people,” then Romney, as the CEO of the leveraged buyout firm Bain Capital, was in the business of committing serial homicide for profit.

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

4 thoughts on “Logical entailment”

  1. So _that’s_ why Mitt “corporations are people” Romney reminds me of Charlton “Soylent Green is people” Heston.

  2. Cutting logic. Good thing for Mitt the voters will never get to first base regarding Bain Capital.
    Here is what is going to come thru the fog of our political media meltdown:

    Mitt was both a CEO and a reasonable governor. He is very focused on jobs jobs jobs.
    He is an old fashioned conservative: the compassionate kind.
    He has a handsome family. He is handsome. He might not make things better, but he won’t make things worse.

    Book it Dano…

    Those of you who think the country is sick of republicans are in for a rude shock.
    Those Dem Party bloggers who continually point out Obama’s resilient ratings are also in for a rude shock.
    The game is up. Half the Dem party is saying the economy is a half-filled bowl of cherries. The other half is saying it is the pits.
    The half that is saying it is fine, wants us to drink the Republican crazy juice on the uncertainty of the Federal deficit being a lagging indicator…

    Rumor has it, a Republican is contesting in Weiner’s old district…
    There are more registered Independents now than Democrats in Arizona…
    Sarah Palin smells blood in the water…
    I smell a horrific train wreck.

    The real question is how do you go from winning the Senate, the House, and the Presidency to a broken party with no coherent message in just 2.5 years?
    Isn’t there supposed to someone in charge of messaging for Dems? Who is leading this party? Ding-a-ling, Anybody home?

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