On learning from other people’s mistakes

Before trying out Scott Walker as President, how about hearing from the people who have had to put up with him as governor?

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

3 thoughts on “On learning from other people’s mistakes”

  1. Call me crazy, but proving to Republicans that Democrats are not fond of a Republican governor seems simultaniously easy, and pointless.

  2. I'm hardly sold on Walker, but if we want to "hear from the people that have had to put up with him as Governor," wouldn't it make more sense to look at election returns than a partisan video?

  3. Elected 2010, with 52.3% of the vote. Beat the recall 2012, with 53.1% of the vote. Reelected 2014, again 52.3% of the vote. Obviously, there are enough people in Wisconsin who absolutely loathe him, to have held a recall, but not enough that he doesn't keep winning elections. A polarizing figure, at the least.

    But, hey, who didn't already know that?

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