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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    The Language of Political Control

    Robert Skidelsky views recent linguistic innovations as manipulative efforts to compel “correct” thought and perception.
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    Globalization vs. Democracy

    Kaushik Basu highlights the contradictions and vulnerabilities inherent in the current international order.
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    The West’s New Infrastructure Imperative

    Diane Coyle explains why a broader conception of the term could reflect a renewed interest in investing in the future.
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    An Iran-Israel War?

    Iran’s mass ballistic missile and drone attack on Israel last week raised anew the specter of a widening Middle East war that draws in Iran and its proxies, as well as Western countries like the United States. The urgent need to defuse tensions – starting by ending Israel’s war in Gaza and pursuing a lasting political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – is obvious, but can it be done?

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    What a Climate-Aligned IMF Would Look Like

    Mohamed Nasheed & Rakesh Mohan explain how the managing director can fully position the institution to help the most vulnerable countries.
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    The Key to Transforming African Health

    Jayati Ghosh highlights efforts to foster scientific innovation and drug manufacturing on the continent.
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    China’s Rebalancing Imperative

    Stephen S. Roach

    The most successful development stories almost always involve major shifts in the sources of economic growth, which in turn allow economies to reinvent themselves out of necessity or by design. In China, the interplay of mounting external pressures, lagging household consumption, and falling productivity will increasingly shape China’s policy choices in the years ahead.

    explains why the Chinese authorities should switch to a consumption- and productivity-led growth model.
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    From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

    Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami

    Designing a progressive anti-violence strategy that delivers the safety for which a huge share of Latin Americans crave is perhaps the most difficult challenge facing many of the region’s governments. But it is also the most important.

    urge the region’s progressives to start treating security as an essential component of social protection.
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    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.

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