The Great Debate

from Breakingviews:

Cox: Slicing global trade with a GE carving knife

By Rob Cox
June 9, 2016

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

from Breakingviews:

European populism poised for troubling second wave

December 31, 2015

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

from Breakingviews:

Britain’s exit from Europe: 28 days later

December 24, 2015

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

from Breakingviews:

Bitcoin is latest victim of disinflation

January 16, 2015

By Edward Hadas

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

from Edward Hadas:

The oil price is just plain wrong

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.

from Edward Hadas:

Fear no robot overlords. They can become our best friends.

October 30, 2014

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The “konditorei” in Sankt Florian, Austria offers fine pastries and wonderful hot chocolate. It was the perfect location to interrupt a holiday for a bit of work. Over a slice of strudel, I spent a few minutes last week contemplating my colleague Andy Mukherjee’s well argued article about the danger robots pose for the modern economy. Looking around the bakery-cafe, I saw why Andy should be proven wrong.

from Edward Hadas:

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

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.

from Edward Hadas:

The problem with the Piketty problem

May 28, 2014

If a man is suspected of murder, arson and speeding, any prosecutor who focuses only on the last charge risks ridicule. That imagined situation has some bearing on recent criticism of Thomas Piketty, the best-selling French anti-inequality economist. The accusations are largely restricted to ways in which he has exceeded the limits of his data.

from Breakingviews:

What Lagarde should’ve told Smith College’s grads

May 14, 2014

By Christopher Swann and Rob Cox
The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are their own.

from Breakingviews:

Rob Cox: Solving America’s homegrown Putin dilemma

By Rob Cox
May 6, 2014

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