“We have no intention …

Biden again: “We have no intention of downsizing the American Dream.”

…of downsizing the American Dream.”

Guess who?

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

2 thoughts on ““We have no intention …”

  1. Nice words, but they intend to do and have done exactly that, by bargaining away the one remaining social guarantee, protecting Wall Street’s interests as a precious chalice, leaving the business cycle languishing (cycle-countering tools all shiny and unused in their packages), and bringing out the structural unemployment trope to rationalize it all (thank goodness Krugman brought this up again today). They have an affection for neoliberalism, and they have no real objection to inequality because they perceive it at fundamentally just – a MARKET outcome. In reality it’s a POLITICAL outcome. Nothing about their plans or actions suggests that they subscribe to the values of respect for work, economic mobility, and “paying forward” success, however well the speechifiers articulated these things.

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