Daniel Gross sums up what the Bushies dislike about their Treasury Secretary:
“The dissatisfaction with Snow stems from the fact that he doesn’t seem to convince enough Americans that it’s raining when they’re getting pissed on.”
Slate’s Daniel Gross on what the White House dislikes about the Treasury Secretary
The dissatisfaction with Snow stems from the fact that he doesn’t seem to convince enough Americans that it’s raining when they’re getting pissed on.
Hat tip: Kevin Drum
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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Along similar lines: during 2004, Bush frequently described himself at rallies as being there to "fertilize the grassroots". Think about what that means literally, and you'll realize it's the perfect metaphor for his entire administration.
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