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Eric Posner

Eric Posner

Writing for PS since 2019
12 commentaries

Eric Posner, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, is the author, most recently, of The Demagogue’s Playbook: The Battle for American Democracy from the Founders to Trump.

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  1. Why Try Trump?
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    Why Try Trump?

    Feb 10, 2021 Eric Posner says the trial of the former US president by the Senate is clearly legitimate, but questions the charge.

  2. The Trump Paradox
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    The Trump Paradox

    Dec 22, 2020 Eric Posner shows why the outgoing US president could not pose as grave a threat to liberal democracy as many had feared.

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    Is Stagflation Coming?

    Nouriel Roubini

    Lost in the debate over whether today's ultra-loose fiscal and monetary policies will trigger painful inflation is the broader risk posed by potential negative supply shocks. From trade wars and de-globalization to aging populations and populist politics, there is no shortage of inflationary threats on the horizon.

    joins the great inflation debate by highlighting the neglected threat of persistent negative supply shocks.
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    Biden’s Great Tax Rebalancing

    Daron Acemoglu

    US President Joe Biden's plan to overhaul America's outdated and self-defeating corporate-tax structure is as bold as it is necessary. With provisions to level the playing field for workers and end the global race to the bottom, it could revolutionize taxation worldwide, while stemming the increase in US government debt. 

    praises the US administration's corporate tax plan, and explains why its key ingredients matter.

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