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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    The Economics of Health for All

    Mariana Mazzucato explains why pandemic prevention and preparedness must be embedded in economic policymaking.
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    The Dangerous Incoherence of US Trade Policy

    Stephen S. Roach warns that America’s latest tariffs against China raise the risk of a catastrophic superpower conflict.
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    A New Dawn for US-African Cooperation?

    Vera Songwe identifies three ways that the United States can ultimately help itself by helping the continent.
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    Raghuram G. Rajan and Rohit Lamba on Indian job creation, industrial policy, democracy, and more

    Raghuram G. Rajan & Rohit Lamba argue that India must place the highest priority on creating and owning intellectual property, advocate an alternative to interventionist industrial policies like subsidies, call for the decentralization of Indian governance at every level, and more.
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    The Global Implications of Georgia’s Political Crisis

    Salome Samadashvili

    Borrowing from the Kremlin’s playbook, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgia’s de facto ruler, is seeking to eliminate foreign-funded NGOs, suppress independent media, and eradicate the political opposition. His determination to establish an authoritarian regime reflects his harmony of interests with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    implores the US and Europe to bolster democracy in the country at a make-or-break moment.
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    Read More Summer 2024 Reading List

    PS editors share books that have impressed them lately, and say why you should consider adding them to your summer reading list.
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    Building Resilience in the Developing World

    Erik Berglöf argues for additional financing mechanisms to protect low-income economies against proliferating shocks.
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    Iran’s Succession Crisis Is a Legitimacy Crisis

    Abbas Milani explains why few Iranians within or outside the country truly mourn the death of President Ebrahim Raisi.
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    Central Banks’ New-Old Inflationary Bias

    Kenneth Rogoff explains why policymakers are more likely to risk higher prices during periods of economic uncertainty.

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