New Year’s Eve party (5 pm – 9 pm)

You’re invited.

My friend and UCLA colleague Tom Plate used to maintain a very civilized custom: he had a New Year’s Eve party that ran from 5pm-9pm, allowing the guests to either attend another party or to get home before the freeways became wall-to-wall with drunk drivers. I was musing about how sad it was that Tom had given up on that and wondering whether someone might think to fill the now-empty environmental niche.

And then a voice said, “If not me, who? And if not now, when?” (See? Not all of us have voices that tell us to commit mass murder.)

So you’re all invited. Casual. 5-9 on Sunday, at my place in Brentwood. Send me an email at kleiman (at) ucla (dot) edu and I’ll provide details. Last-minute drop-ins welcome. I’ll be e-viting the LA blogger list, but at this late date I have no idea what sort of crowd I’ll be able to attract.

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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