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Eric Posner

Eric Posner

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Eric Posner, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, is the author of How Antitrust Failed Workers.

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  1. Facebook's Foreign Disasters
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    Facebook's Foreign Disasters

    Nov 5, 2021 Eric Posner thinks US policymakers should consider reforms to rein in the company in countries that can't do it themselves.

  2. The Justices Doth Protest Too Much
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    The Justices Doth Protest Too Much

    Oct 7, 2021 Eric Posner thinks US Supreme Court justices should avoid mounting populist defenses against populist attacks.

  3. America's Return to Realism
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    America's Return to Realism

    Sep 3, 2021 Eric Posner says that President Joe Biden has made it plain that human rights will no longer drive US foreign policy.

  4. COVID and the Conservative Economic Crack-up
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    COVID and the Conservative Economic Crack-up

    Aug 24, 2021 Eric Posner marvels at the glaring incoherence of contemporary market-fundamentalist arguments.

  5. The Antitrust War’s Opening Salvo
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    The Antitrust War’s Opening Salvo

    Jul 21, 2021 Eric Posner explains the implications of US President Joe Biden’s executive order promoting competition in the economy.

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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.
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    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.
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    God Save the Pound?

    Andrés Velasco explains why sterling is plummeting when economic theory says it should be soaring.
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    Preparing for the Long War

    Mark Leonard thinks Europeans should plan for a prolonged conflict despite Ukraine’s recent gains.
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    Realizing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

    Abe Shinzō

    Less than a month before he was assassinated, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister set out his vision for the region. He buttressed his case by comparing China’s growing threats against Taiwan to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    set out his vision for the region less than one month prior to his assassination in July.
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    Russia, Iran, and the Perils of Post-Autocracy

    Robert D. Kaplan

    With Russia facing defeat on the battlefield and massive protests once again engulfing Iran, both countries’ regimes look vulnerable. But the end of tyranny is more likely to lead to a dangerous political vacuum than to a democratic transition.

    warns that the collapse of a despotic regime more often leads to a political void than to a healthy democracy.
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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.

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