Wish-I’d-said-that dep’t

A friend in the Army reports on Saddam Hussein’s palaces:
Talk about ostentatious! It’s like Saddam commissioned Liberace and Elvis to collaborate on the architecture and the interior décor — and then tripled the size and expense of everything they designed.

A friend in the Army just took the tour of Saddam Hussein’s palaces in Baghdad and reports:

Talk about ostentatious! It’s like Saddam commissioned Liberace and Elvis to collaborate on the architecture and the interior décor — and then tripled the size and expense of everything they designed.

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