Virginia Postrel does the right thing

She’s donating a kidney to Sally Satel.

Brad DeLong is right: Virginia Postrel is a saint. She’s donating a kidney to my friend Sally Satel. I’m sad, though not really surprised, to hear that the internet-based matching process broke down in this case. But I’m delighted by Virginia’s display of menschlicheit.

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:

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  1. Yeah, Postrel Rocks

    I had the pleasure of meeting Virginia Postrel only once, at a L.A. Town Hall forum on drug decrminalization. I thought she was way cool then. Now I have to agree with Brad DeLong and Mark Kleiman, she’s also a saint.
    Yet, that despite the fe…

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