Rule of thumb

Mike O’Hare explicates Bourdieu.

Mike O’Hare offers the following maxim:

Never buy art from a gallery with a street-level shop window.

A gallery paying for a storefront has to make up the extra rent somehow: either extra markups or added volume. So you’re either paying too much or buying more or less what everyone else is buying, or both. The art you want in your living room is not the that will catch the eye of busy passers-by.

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