The Great Jail Experiment

The “Reagan Revolution” proposed giving corporate capitalism a fresh go at making the society work. This experiment, the inverse of the New Deal idea, has had a nice, clear run since 1980. Has it worked any better than the supposedly “failed” welfare state programs that, truth be told, never had anything like this kind of elite support?

Check out this graphic from today’s New York Times:

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Just reforming the crazy drug laws alone would dramatically lower the incarceration rates in this country.

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