No room at the gated community

Katrina victims kept out by condo association by-laws.

Mike O’Hare suggests that you read this piece, especially its last paragraph, and comments:

Can you imagine the crap that poor Bethlehem innkeeper took from his homeowners association board?

It’s always like that: you let vagrants in and right away you get foreign weirdos with incense and off-the-books cash, the shepherds go off duty and hang out in the yard, the hay gets all beat up and slept on and the cow won’t eat it, squalling baby keeps the animals awake. You just have to draw the line somewhere.

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