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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 (Oxford University Press, 2021).

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  1. Rough Justice for Trump
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    Rough Justice for Trump

    May 31, 2024 Eric Posner thinks the Manhattan jury’s guilty verdict is the best that can be hoped for, under the circumstances.

  2. Why Non-Compete Clauses Should Be Banned
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    Why Non-Compete Clauses Should Be Banned

    May 3, 2024 Eric Posner explains why the arguments in favor of legally binding employees to firms ultimately fall flat.

  3. What to Look for in Trump’s First Trial
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    What to Look for in Trump’s First Trial

    Apr 22, 2024 Eric Posner points out that optics, more than the law or the facts, will be what matters most for the election.

  4. The Future of Work in the AI Era
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    The Future of Work in the AI Era

    Apr 11, 2024 Eric Posner concludes that widespread job displacement would be largely unmanagable, at least in the short run.

  5. Will Trump Be Disqualified?
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    Will Trump Be Disqualified?

    Feb 5, 2024 Eric Posner considers the US Supreme Court's options and proposes a possible solution based on earlier precedents.

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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.
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    Anatomy of a Massacre

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    The 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus holds useful lessons about what it takes to arrest – and recover from – inter-communal violence. But there is a difference between a pogrom and a genocide, and conflating the two can do more harm than good.

    considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    AI: Hope or Hype?

    Whether generative artificial intelligence will do more harm or good to our families, economies, and societies remains an open question. In devising strategies for harnessing the technology, optimism is undoubtedly warranted, but it should not come at the expense of realism.

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    How Denmark Keeps the Far Right at Bay

    Michael Ehrenreich explains how mainstream parties have neutralized the threat of right-wing populists.
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    How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government

    Quinn Slobodian argues Silicon Valley investors are against the state only insofar as it is not enriching them personally.
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    How Chinese Savings Can Support the Global Green Transition

    Daniel Gros urges the EU to welcome cheap low-carbon goods, such as electric vehicles, from China.

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