Edward Hadas

Central banks play with monetary absurdity

September 23, 2016

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

The world would be better off without debt

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

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

October 7, 2015

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

Economics in action: VW crashes into regulation

September 25, 2015

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

Amazon’s ultra-XY management style

August 19, 2015

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

Stop knocking the euro

July 22, 2015

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

Central banks can save the world

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

June 3, 2015

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

Why Lehman Brothers lives on

May 27, 2015

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