Edward Hadas

Negative rates and postmodern money

By Edward Hadas
March 5, 2015

Negative interest rates show finance has gone postmodern. The system has become self-referential and value-free, in a way that might please cultural theorists. That’s supposed to help the real economy run more smoothly. But it’s risky, high-handed and not fair to savers.

UK voters deserve some dreamers

By Edward Hadas
March 2, 2015

By Edward Hadas

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

The redundant fictions of Greek debt

By Edward Hadas
February 4, 2015

By Edward Hadas

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

Markets can prosper with new left

By Edward Hadas
January 27, 2015

Outsider parties are disrupting the political system in many developed economies. Greece is leading the way, with Syriza’s victory in the Jan. 25 election on a platform of radical economic change. Spain, where the new Podemos party leads the polls, could follow later this year. Fringe movements are also gaining traction in France, Italy and the UK. Something similar is happening even in the United States, where the Tea Party movement is shaking things up from within one of the established parties.

Reducing inequality – where to start?

By Edward Hadas
January 19, 2015

By Edward Hadas

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

The oil price is just plain wrong

By Edward Hadas
January 5, 2015

The price sign outside Costco in Westminster, Colorado, shows gas selling for $1.81.9 for the first time in years

The oil price is still too high, often too low and much too volatile. In other words, this is a market that doesn’t work well for anyone.

Dubai the global microcosm

By Edward Hadas
December 19, 2014

By Edward Hadas

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

Making money safe

By Edward Hadas
December 12, 2014

By Edward Hadas

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

Cultural gloom spawns economic decay

By Edward Hadas
December 4, 2014

By Edward Hadas

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

FX should be the last home for scandal

By Edward Hadas
November 20, 2014

By Edward Hadas

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