Eric A. Posner

Obama Is Legally Allowed to Enforce—or Not Enforce—the Law
Ross Douthat misunderstands the separation of powers
August 03, 2014

Ross Douthat misunderstands the separation of powers.

Thomas Piketty Is Wrong: America Will Never Look Like a Jane Austen Novel
July 31, 2014

The fundamental flaw in the French economist's great theory.

Now That Boehner Has Backed Down, Let's Fix The Debt Ceiling For Good
February 11, 2014

Debt brinkmanship has no place in democratic politics. This simple and reasonable legislation would end it.

Socialized Law Would Be a Massive, Unworkable Nightmare
February 04, 2014

Unequal spending on legal services isn't a crisis, and doesn't need this solution

The Presidency Comes With Executive Power. Deal With It.
Obama's just doing what he's empowered to do
February 03, 2014

Obama's just doing what he's empowered to do.

Bitcoin's Bandwagon Has Never Been More Crowded
Even Ben Bernanke's on board. Don't fall for it.
December 03, 2013

Even Ben Bernanke's on board. Don't fall for it.

Before You Reboot the NSA, Think About This
The paradox of reforming the secrecy-industrial complex
November 06, 2013

Think the courts or Congress or the bureacracy can reform the NSA? Think again.

Three Ways Obama Could Raise the Debt Ceiling On His Own
The controversial, risky options if Congress doesn't act
October 06, 2013

A law professor lays out the least unconstitutional options for resolving a national crisis 

Overruled: How Conservative Was Chief Justice Rehnquist?
October 02, 2012

That Rehnquist was a conservative who tended to vote against parties whom liberals favor is true. The question is what to make of this observation.

The Other Value of Life
July 31, 2012

Kenneth Feinberg, who adminstered the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund and the Gulf Coast Claims Facility in the wake of the Deep Horizon oil spi

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