Obama on Science

He’s for it.

He’s for it. (That would be physical and biological science, math, and engineering. Apparently social science isn’t science.)

Answers promised from McCain, but not yet in hand.

Only interesting substantive hint I caught: Obama promises to double NSF/NIH spending in 10 years (not specifying whether that’s real or nominal dollars) but makes no such promise for NASA.

Alas, there’s no evolution/intelligent design question. That would have been a hard one.

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