Eric B. Schnurer


Eric B. Schnurer is president of Public Works, a public policy consulting firm, and founder of the Greater Good Initiative, which addresses the effects of technological change on government, society, and the economy.


Democracy Disrupted

from The Use and Abuse of History, Volume 24, Number 2

What, then, of democracy? I doubt it will survive—at least in the form we know.

The Art of Prediction and the Arc of the Moral Universe

Plausible forecasts may help us avert the worst political calamities.

The Rise of Vetocracy

The 2020 election has made clear that we remain a deeply divided nation.

Our Chekhov Moment

Who will emerge as the new elite from this particular moment’s cast of winners and losers?

The Price of Freedom

The point of reopening is not to free voluntary workers but to place more into the category of “mandatory worker.”

False Positive

How are we to respond when faced with competing  uncertainties?