The Clark army grows

The number of signed-up volunteers for the Clark campaign in the Los Angeles area has tripled over the past three weeks, and is now at 3000. Nationally, the number is 150,000. And the campaign has figured out that the first thing to do with volunteers it to make more volunteers, by asking each newly signed-up person to email his or her address book. So if I were Howard Dean I think I’d defer writing my acceptance speech.

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: