“There is no substitute for victory”

… but sometimes victory is not in the feasible set.

… but sometimes victory is not in the feasible set.

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

One thought on ““There is no substitute for victory””

  1. How many time do I have to say this? We had our victory. We won the war. As was perfectly predictable, we squashed the Iraqi militaty like a bug–about as worthy of celebration as eating a Ritz cracker.
    Once that was done there was this little matter of success or failure. Inevitably, Bush chose the latter.

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