Management talent for California

If George Papandreou can solve Greece’s budget problem by fixing its corrupt political system, maybe California ought to try to hire him. Papandreou spent a chunk of his childhood in California (his father chaired the Berkeley econ department).  That gives us a rightful claim on his services.

Or maybe we should just propose a Greco-Californian merger, with Papandreou staying on as CEO of the combined entity.

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:

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  1. "…along with its crazy profligacy, the Greek state payroll has peculiar features, including overgenerous pensions, for which healthy fifty-year-olds are sometimes eligible…"

    Papandreou's strategy seems to be to invite his voters to notice that if they don't fly right, Germany will make them do things they like even less. Who do you have in mind for the 'Germany' role for Calif???

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