Posner Writes Book Questioning His Free-Market Views, and Keeps on Writing
Judge Richard Posner has written a new book questioning his own free-market views, but he’s finding it difficult to let go of the project.
Posner, a judge with the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, originally finished the manuscript Jan. 30, The Boston Globe’s Brainiac blog reports. But he wrote more—another 10,000 words more—in response to current events. And he plans more updates on a planned Posner Economic Crisis Blog after the book is published by Harvard.
“How fast does the prolific law professor and appellate judge Richard Posner write?” Brainiac asks. “Faster than the Harvard University Press can edit.”
The book, titled A Failure of Capitalism, says the government response to the economic crisis has been inadequate and calls for new regulations, a Harvard press publicist told Brainiac.
Hat tip to How Appealing.