Two-buck drug policy expertise

For some mysterious reason, the Kindle version of the Caulkins et al. Marijuana Legalization book is available for $1.99.  You don’t need a Kindle to read it; it shows up on my PC a page at a time, quite legibly. Unlike a genuine paper remainder, you can’t use it to start a fire, but since you can give it away or “lend it out” electronically you could certainly use it to start an argument.

I’m told this low, low price won’t outlast the weekend.

Speaking, I believe, for all four authors, I can say we’re much more interested in readers than in royalty checks, so let me encourage you to grab one for yourself and one for your annoying uncle.


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:

6 thoughts on “Two-buck drug policy expertise”

  1. I am absolutely not saying this out of friendship with the authors: This is the best possible buy in public policy analysis (on drugs or anything else) anyone could ask for — take advantage people!

  2. Fantastic. It’s a done deal.
    First Christie’s lieutenant cracks and now this great offer?
    As they say on the intertubes: Yay!

  3. Just to let the authors know – I have recommended this book to a number of parents as a way to increase understanding and reduce conflict in their relationship(s) with their teenage kids. Because the text is clearly written in understandable language, comprehensive in scope, non-partisan, and level headed it’s helped – sometimes dramatically – in every instance. My copy is extensively underlined and notated. Thank you for your work.

Comments are closed.