Edward Hadas

The world would be better off without debt

By Edward Hadas
October 22, 2015

A time traveller from 300 years ago would be awed by new technologies and social changes. But the disoriented extra-temporal visitor would find some aspects of finance very familiar. Many of today’s monetary arrangements are historical relics. Take, for example, debt.

Ex-Im deniers miss the real world

By Edward Hadas
October 19, 2015

Vehement domestic opposition to a government agency that finances trade is a distinctly American phenomenon. But the misunderstanding of economic reality which underpins the arguments against the U.S. Export-Import Bank is widespread, not confined to zealots like the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party.

The limits of the sharing economy

By Edward Hadas
October 7, 2015

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

Economics in action: VW crashes into regulation

By Edward Hadas
September 25, 2015

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

Amazon’s ultra-XY management style

By Edward Hadas
August 19, 2015

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

Stop knocking the euro

By Edward Hadas
July 22, 2015

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

Central banks can save the world

By Edward Hadas
June 10, 2015

Central banks made a hash of things in the 2000s. But their failures – the credit bubble and the 2007 financial crash – have too many precedents.

FIFA and the root of all evil

By Edward Hadas
June 3, 2015

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

Why Lehman Brothers lives on

By Edward Hadas
May 27, 2015

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

The uses and abuses of GDP

By Edward Hadas
May 20, 2015

Gross Domestic Product can be a good tool to help central bankers, corporate leaders and investors. But it should be kept in its proper place.