DHS and NIH decided to put one of the two Level 4 Biodenfense Labs in Galveston.

DHS and NIH decided to put one of the two Level 4 Biodefense Labs in Galveston. Fortunately, the building wasn’t quite finished when the hurricane hit.

Anyway, who could have predicted flooding in Galveston, which is on a barrier island? After all, there’s never been a legendary Galveston flood, has there?

Four more years?

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: