Edward Hadas

A holistic economics of healthcare

By Edward Hadas
September 10, 2014

By Edward Hadas

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Russia-Ukraine conflict shows money isn’t the root of all war

By Edward Hadas
September 3, 2014

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Many people think politics is really a branch of economics. When the United States invaded Iraq in 1991, the common cry was that it was all about oil. On the same thinking, rich countries were indifferent to the brutal civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – which has cost 5.4 million lives, according to the International Rescue Committee – because the economic stakes were too low to matter. This economic reductionism goes on in developed countries too. Pundits and pollsters argue that elections are won and lost above all else on the economy.

Central bankers’ reward for failure

By Edward Hadas
August 28, 2014

Economic systems that work well do not have many heroes. The elevated status of the world’s central bankers – seen in the close attention paid to their annual get-together last weekend in Jackson Hole, Wyoming – is a sign that the financial system works badly.

Time to retire unemployment

By Edward Hadas
August 20, 2014

Edward Hadas

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Do autocrats and strong economies go hand in hand?

By Edward Hadas
August 15, 2014

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By Edward Hadas

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Why the global recovery is so slow

By Edward Hadas
August 6, 2014

By Edward Hadas

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Not all banks are alike

By Edward Hadas
July 30, 2014

By Edward Hadas

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Growth in a rich and crowded world

By Edward Hadas
July 23, 2014

Perky, productive robots, or nothing more than a few new smartphone apps? Cascading innovation, or just a few tweaks? Economists and technologists are debating what the future holds.

Google, privacy and the common good

By Edward Hadas
July 9, 2014

The public has a right to know. Individuals have a right to privacy. The common good is served by both these contradictory statements, so someone has to decide how to balance them when they come into conflict. When it comes to internet search, the European Union’s Court of Justice has given the job to search engine providers such as Google. In a way, that’s a good call.

The stupidity of student debt

By Edward Hadas
July 2, 2014

By Edward Hadas

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.