Macaca business

George Allen held undisclosed stock options in two federal contractors. He intervened with the Army to help one of them. Naughty, naughty!

Sen. George Allen, silly little monkey that he is, had no idea that he ought to report holding stock options in two federal contractors while serving in the Senate. Of course, you wouldn’t expect a lawyer to know anything about the law, or to bother to find out, would you?

And of course it was entirely appropriate for the Senator to “ask the Army to resolve a lingering issue” with one of the companies whose options he held.

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

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