Will Brownsberger runs for Congress

Will Brownsberger is far too smart and decent for the current Congress, but since he’s willing …

Will Brownsberger has entered the race to succeed Ed Markey in Massachusetts. Will and I don’t always see eye-to-eye on drug policy and crime control, but his election would roughly double the total current stock of Congressional expertise on those issues. He’s also serious, thoughtful, practical-minded, and frank.

And no, I can’t figure out why someone like that would want to serve in the current House of Representatives. But if he’s willing to take a bullet in a good cause, the rest of us can at least help out.

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

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  1. ” … if he’s willing to take a bullet in a good cause..”
    Wrong weapon surely? Regular exposure to poison gas is more like it.

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