Slow learner

Glenn Reynolds, today:

SO MAYBE THAT Dow 36,000 thing was a typo. Maybe it was supposed to be Dow 3600. I’m just sayin’ . . . .

Paul Krugman, six years ago:

It looks as if the authors of ”Dow 36,000” – remember that? – may have had one digit too many in their title. Let’s just hope it was an extra 3, not an extra 0.

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: