Matthew Lynn

Finance

Up Crash: why are markets soaring as the economy tanks?

The apocalypse has never been so profitable

By Matthew Lynn

Europe

Biden’s rift with Brussels is only set to grow

An increasingly mercantilist EU is determined to put its own economic interests first

By Matthew Lynn

Europe

Ursula von der Leyen has broken the first rule of leadership

VdL is good at shifting the blame for the trail of disasters she leaves in her wake

By Matthew Lynn

International

Vaccine wars: the global battle for a precious resource

Europe should be leading distribution around the world instead of squabbling over deployment

By Matthew Lynn

Europe

The EU’s vaccine catastrophe is a crisis of its own making

The EU is trying to shift the blame to Pfizer and AstraZeneca

By Matthew Lynn

Europe

The EU has botched its vaccination program

The EU ordered so few doses of the BioNTech shot that it is now at the back of the line for scarce supplies

By Matthew Lynn

Europe

Italy is about to hijack the eurozone

The country owes enough money to collapse the whole system

By Matthew Lynn

Europe

Brexit Britain will be the winner in the EU’s war on Joe Biden

His relationship with an aggressive, protectionist, anti-American EU will sour very quickly

By Matthew Lynn

Europe

In praise of Big Pharma

With a safe effective vaccine, a world that has been plunged into chaos can start getting back to normal

By Matthew Lynn

Europe

Ireland’s lockdown war on the economy

Bars and restaurants are closed in Ireland for all but takeaway service

By Matthew Lynn

Europe

COVID has killed the EU’s crowning achievement

In a crisis, it turns out that borders are the easiest dividing line to enforce

By Matthew Lynn

Trade

Silver linings: the asset that’s outperforming gold

Gold isn’t used for much except wedding rings or storing wealth

By Matthew Lynn

Drink

Why is Jamie Oliver so against freedom of choice?

Though the US has different standards on food production from the EU, there is no convincing evidence that they are worse

By Matthew Lynn

China

The race to find a COVID vaccine has become a global power struggle

For any world leader, inventing the first shot will confer moral and political authority

By Matthew Lynn

Politics

In defense of vaccine nationalism

The more ruthless the competition the better

By Matthew Lynn

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