New format: comments solicited

I’ve had four emails complaining about the new format, but I have no idea how representative they are. Please email me if you’d like to have your say on the topic.

Update The people have spoken — about a hundred of them — and we’re back to the old format, trying to figure out if Moveable Type will support a workable compromise where only long posts are divided.

Many thanks for all your input, and my apologies for not being able to respond to each of you individually.

But I must say I was disappointed and relieved that only one respondent figured out that the whole thing was just a marketing ploy, like New Coke.

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: