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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.

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  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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    Employment in the Platform Age

    Jayati Ghosh

    Until recently, there had been relatively little discussion of what the rapid growth of digital labor platforms meant for the nature of work and the employment relationship. But an important recent report provides answers to many questions – and raises several more that policymakers and regulators need to address. 

    highlights the risks to workers arising from the rapid growth of online labor marketplaces.
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    The Challenge of Big Tech Finance

    Barry Eichengreen

    In an old parable about banks and regulators, the banks are greyhounds – they run very fast – while the regulators are bloodhounds, slow afoot but faithfully on the trail. In the age of the platform economy, the bloodhounds are at risk of losing the scent. 

    worries that regulators are unprepared for today's tsunami of digitally enabled, data-driven innovation.

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