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Mark A. R. Kleiman
Mark Kleiman is a professor of public policy with the UCLA School of Public Affairs. His primary research interests are drug abuse and crime control with special attention to illicit markets and the design of deterrent regimes. Kleiman also teaches courses on methods of policy analysis and political philosophy and blogs at The Reality-Based Community.
His past positions include: Director of Policy and Management Analysis for the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Deputy Director for Management for the City of Boston and Legislative Assistant to former U.S. Rep. Les Aspin of Wisconsin. He directed a study of the Drug Enforcement Administration for former President Bill Clinton's transition team. Currently, Kleiman chairs the drug policy committee of the Federation of American Scientists and edits its Drug Policy Analysis Bulletin.
September 09, 2008
The text below seems to be going around as a chain email. (It's also picking up some website mentions.) I got it from someone I've never heard of, who had gotten it from someone else and forwarded it to an email list. The following is a...
September 24, 2008
If you'd asked me last weekend, I would have predicted that some version of bill to create a Toxic Paper Disposal agency would be signed into law this week or next. Like the prospect of a hanging, the prospect of a financial melt-down should have ...
October 31, 2008
I'm glad we have a hockey mom to teach us civics. Not only didn't I know that the Vice President runs the Senate, I didn't even know that the First Amendment is there to protect officials from criticism by reporters. Of course, I don't feel too b...