Pareto improvement Dep’t

John Stoessel moves from ABC to Fox Business News.

John Stoessel just moved fromABC to Fox Business News.

This reminds me of the professor who moved from UCLA to USC, raising the average IQ at both institutions simultaneously.

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:

4 thoughts on “Pareto improvement Dep’t”

  1. No, I wasn't thinking of an actual case. It's an old piece of snark, which I first heard as "the Harvard professor who moved to Yale."

  2. Maybe so, but what if the professor moved from UCLA to (my alma mater) CalTech? What say you then? Probably that the sartorial standards of both institutions go up (since CalTech people are notorious for getting "dressed in the dark").

    I do agree with Mark's update about Harvard-Yale. Yale is definitely the lesser of the two.

    But to get back to the initial Stossel-story. I say congrats to Stossel and wish that more journalists like him follow in his footsteps. Having mendacious wingers all under one roof makes life easier for the rest of us.

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