Think about how much worse Sandy could have been without NASA and NOAA. Like FEMA, they’re all “discretionary non-defense spending,” and they’d all take huge hits under the Ryan budget.
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.
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)
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2 thoughts on “Not just FEMA”
Look, if you aren’t motivated and dedicated enough to afford a compound away from the ocean, YOYO baby.
Agreed to a point, but there are any number of communities in New Jersey and New York that depend on beachfront in the summer months and will continue to do so as long as people like to go to the beach – and that will never end.
I feel even more strongly about people who live in the Mississippi flood plains as they flood with far more frequency.
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