Matthew Lynn

Europe

The EU should keep out of France’s spat with Australia

The European Union is embarrassing itself

By Matthew Lynn

Business

Google’s war on home workers was inevitable

Salaries might be docked depending on where you live and choose to work

By Matthew Lynn

Economics

How the ‘Nixon shock’ reshaped our economy

The system of central bank money has created massive instability and soaring inequality

By Matthew Lynn

Economics

Australia proves the cost of zero COVID

Many local economists are now forecasting that a recession is almost certain in the latest quarter

By Matthew Lynn

Science & Tech

Branson vs Bezos: in praise of the billionaire space race

To explore space properly, it will have to be commercially viable

By Matthew Lynn

Europe

Why has the EU let German car manufacturers off the hook?

The European Union likes to pretend it is a rules-based organization

By Matthew Lynn

Europe

The EU’s debt bondage expansion

Public spending no longer comes from a finance minister in Rome or Lisbon but from the lady in Brussels

By Matthew Lynn

Business

Is lockdown’s tech bubble about to burst?

The rally in equity prices that paradoxically turned COVID-19 into an epic bull market was mostly driven by a few tech stocks

By Matthew Lynn

Europe

The German takeover of the EU is accelerating

Whether a German-controlled EU will be better or worse is open to debate

By Matthew Lynn

Economics

The G7 tax deal is an unworkable mess

We have seen some poorly designed taxes over the decades. But this is among the very worst

By Matthew Lynn

Europe

France is paying a heavy price for Macron’s vaccine catastrophe

A recession is hardly going to help a politician whose main claim to office is technocratic brilliance

By Matthew Lynn

Europe

The EU is overplaying its hand on Northern Ireland

Ursula von der Leyen could easily bring the whole trade deal between the EU and the UK crashing down

By Matthew Lynn

Europe

Why the EU keeps losing against Big Tech

The EU operates increasingly outside the rule of law itself.

By Matthew Lynn

Europe

Merkel is right to reject Biden’s vaccine patent plan

If patents are suspended on COVID-19 vaccines, then why not on every other kind of shot as well?

By Matthew Lynn

Europe

Ireland’s low-tax miracle is over

The European Commission is pushing for the Irish to end its tax breaks as a condition of receiving its share of the Coronavirus Relief Fund

By Matthew Lynn

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