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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. 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.

  2. The AI Octopus
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    The AI Octopus

    Jan 8, 2024 Eric Posner foresees a concentration of economic and corporate political power that will exceed Gilded Age levels.

  3. A Trump Dictatorship Won’t Happen
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    A Trump Dictatorship Won’t Happen

    Dec 7, 2023 Eric Posner doubts that the former president would be able to overcome constitutional checks and balances if re-elected.

  4. The Monopolists Fight Back
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    The Monopolists Fight Back

    Nov 23, 2023 Eric Posner examines the tech industry’s response to the overdue return of antitrust enforcement in the United States.

  5. The Strange Case of Samuel Bankman-Fried
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    The Strange Case of Samuel Bankman-Fried

    Oct 12, 2023 Eric Posner sees the fallen crypto star as a predictable example of crude utilitarian calculation gone wrong.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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