Op-Edge is a new series of opinion pieces from experts in all manner of world affairs and Patrick L Young (the founder of YM) has been invited to be one of their line-up from launch.
20th January: World Economy: Cheer up, the worst is yet to come
15th January: Oil: Lubricating chaos around the world
27th October: Poland: EU’s poster child turns Euroskeptic
24th August: Market mayhem: Summer blip or a serious dislocation?
30th July: Global economy 2015: As good as it gets
6th July: The big fat Greek debt divorce
1st July: Greece: The options
23rd June: The IMF: A synchronized snub of Europe
6th June: Oil: OPEC’s Lengthy Suicide Note
12th May: Britain’s economic future
28th April: UK Elections: ‘Brexit’ or Ex-Brits?
24th March:Lee Kuan Yew – Political genius personified
24th February: Greece – purgatory postponed
24th January: Uber: A small step towards world bankruptcy
22nd January: Davos: The blob’s big day out
12th January: 2015: A year of borrowed time?
7th January: Is the US economy overstretched?
31st December: Bitcoin 2.0: Revolution resumed
22nd December: Greece: Strangled by the euro-noose
19th December: Putin’s press conference for all seasons
17th December: Solstice searching: On market panics & currency collapse
14th December: Brussels: Austerity is for the little people
25th November: A German ‘savior’ launches the Romanian reboot
10th November: US foreign policy: The clash of righteous purpose
7th November: The austerity mirage
25th October: On Putin’s Valdai speech: The logjam in world diplomacy
23rd October: Europe’s panic button
20th October: Moscow: an innovators paradise
9th September: Sanctions tit-for-tat: Catch minus 22
2nd September: EU ‘mother-sucker’: Nanny state decrees dirty homes?
1st September: Mr Tusk goes to Brussels – but can he save the EU?
28th August: Black arts of banking: The higher rate dilemma
22nd August: Europe: A Union of Common Censorship
19th August: Europe’s reboot: Reform or die
18th August: European recovery is a sweet fairy tale
11th August: Bitcoin: Baffling or brilliant?
8th August: Sanctioning food: Fueling opportunity
5th August: The logic of modern diplomacy, aka sanctions 101
30th July: Germany’s trade surplus: Feeding euro crisis
10th July: France: A last tango to economic disaster
9th July: Banking on sanctions – a step too far?
4th July: Bitcoin revolution wins over world
18th June: Ukraine’s gas: Reversal of fortune?
5th May: Euroskeptics: Fractious factions
30th April: BRICS building parallel IMF
29th April: Euro elections: Searching for President Nemo
22nd April: US-Japan: Pivoting apart?
21st April: EU Super-state: Single-market Stalinism
16th April: Bond bubble bursts anew
14th April: ‘Time for a new recession’
8th April: Euro-Catch 22: Mario Draghi’s woes over QE
4th April: Upside down: America’s war on globalization?
20th March: Why did Europe choose the chaff over the wheat?
28th February: Why govt wants to steal your money
27th February: Financial fairy dust: G20 detached from real world
24th February: Death finance: Bankers have never been so insecure
21st February: UK Green Party: ‘Ecoloons’ with totalitarian mentality
20th February: Debt adjusted: EU rebrands bankruptcy
13th February: Swearing bankers…but not how you might think
10th February: Foreign investors ditching France for Russia
7th February: Fed’s taper tosses emerging markets
5th February: ‘Corruption lessons from a broad range of experts’
27th January: Davos groupthink dangerously out of touch
23rd January: Day of reckoning for ‘Kickcanistan’?
16th January: Time for EU to rebalance – or face Brexit
13th January: Latvia brings growth to the eurozone
7th January: Germany: The next sick man of Europe?
31st December: The Year of Bitcoin
25th December: South Sudan: Driving energy insecurity
18th December: Pitchfork and pizzas – the death of Italian dolce vita
16th December: US minimum wage issue – a symptom, not a solution
9th December: South Stream: EU gas or a lot of hot air?
8th December: Ukrainian people being used as pawns by the EU and US
3rd December: Dutch downgraded: EU shoots messenger
29th November: Bitcoin bubbles but will it burst?
13th November: Bitcoin: Merging with the mainstream?
23rd October: US govt beating up bankers for its own mistakes
10th October: America’s trade tango with Tehran
2nd October: The American Empire: Grinding To A Halt?
25th September: Arctic quest: The Great Game points north
13th September: Which is stronger: The EU or the law?
4th September: Why good banking is in the shadows ahead of G20
3rd September: G20: West to present its tax suicide note
22nd July: Motown: A broken record in the rust belt
11th July: Move along please! There’s no crisis here
18th June: Immigration: The Great Horde of Prosperity
24th May: Bitcoin: Fad, fraud or the future?
24th April: The end of austerity – dream or default?
23rd April: Cyprus & bailouts: That great sucking sound
9th April: Eurozone: Death by a thousand cuts
6th April: Japan’s desperate, dangerous experiment
29th March: ‘A giant sucking sound as money exits Cyprus’
18th March: Cyprus trust vote bailout