McArdle v. Kleiman, Round II

Spitzer, Bear Stearns, regulatory salaries, corporate ethics, prosecutorial ethics, taxation.

Megan McArdle and I have a new “diavlog” up on Bloggingheads.tv. (This time I let her get a word in edgewise.) We talk about Bear Stearns, Spitzer, corporate and prosecutorial ethics, the problem of regulators being paid far less than the folks they’re trying to regulate, and whether it’s logical to support higher taxes on your own income bracket as opposed to just giving your money to the government voluntarily

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