The Romney Rule

Hard-hitting ad on tax fairness from “Priorities USA Action” (otherwise unknown to me). If the 2012 election is between the Buffett Rule and the Romney Rule, I think I know who wins.

No wonder right-wing websites hate this ad.

More like this, please. I hadn’t heard of “Priorities USA Action” – a project of two former Obama WH staffers – before, but I hope to do so again, and just sent a small donation their way. If the 2012 election is between the Buffett Rule and the Romney Rule, I think I know who wins.

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