Seven Questions for Richard Posner

Seven Questions for Richard Posner
Staff
Economist.com
June 6, 2009

Richard Posner is many things. He is a judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. He is a prolific author, most recently of "A Failure of Capitalism", an analysis of the current economic crisis. He is also the co-author of a popular blog. Most importantly, he is a bold thinker on a wide range of subjects. Last week we asked him some questions on conservatism, the "depression", irrational behaviour, terrorism, and empathy.