Romney’s hope

I hadn’t thought about it this way, but I think Kevin Drum is right: Romney’s chances of winning this election depend on the voters’ simply not believing how much downward class warfare he proposes to wage. 

Might work, too.

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:

2 thoughts on “Romney’s hope”

  1. Might work, too.

    Yes. We spent 3.5 years wondering why the bully pulpit was not used to point out the purposeful obstructionism and calculated trashing of the economy.

  2. I think the voters may be partially right — if Romney wins, we’ll go back to “deficits don’t matter” with a side order of reducing social security benefits in the distant-enough future and cutting medicaid and other programs for poor people who don’t vote for republicans. A tax increase is unlikely.

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