Edward Hadas

Hooray, trading slowed on Friday

By Edward Hadas
April 22, 2015

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

Don’t moan about secular stagnation

By Edward Hadas
April 15, 2015

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

Grocers, cars and market forces

By Edward Hadas
March 23, 2015

The competitive markets of traditional capitalism help make modern economies successful. But they cannot do everything.

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.

In praise of restrained enterprise

By Edward Hadas
October 2, 2014

By Edward Hadas

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

The economic lessons from Scotland

By Edward Hadas
September 17, 2014

Adam Smith, one of the leading figures of the 18th century Scottish intellectual enlightenment, liked free markets and restrained governments. The 21st century campaigns for and against a Scottish political liberation show that governments have acquired an economic importance which Smith could hardly have imagined.

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.

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.

AstraZeneca is no one’s property

By Edward Hadas
May 13, 2014

Pfizer’s planned offer for AstraZeneca is a poor test case for almost any big question about big corporate acquisitions. The weaknesses of everyone involved in the potential deal only bring out the futility of the whole idea that big companies have owners.

In defence of financial coercion

By Edward Hadas
March 26, 2014

Last week the British government gave a new freedom to its citizens, or at least to a relatively privileged group of them. No longer will pensioners with defined contribution retirement plans be forced to invest their accumulated funds in an annuity. The old requirement was a form of financial coercion: government rules which influence behaviour.