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Edward Chancellor

Edward Chancellor is a financial historian, journalist and investment strategist.

The global economy goes down a rabbit hole
Global Economy

The global economy goes down a rabbit hole

Central banks have manipulated the price of money for years and turned markets upside down, says Edward Chancellor.
24 Jul 2020
How Covid-19 will end the post-war era of globalisation
Global Economy

How Covid-19 will end the post-war era of globalisation

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating the shift towards protectionism and self-sufficiency, says Edward Chancellor.
13 Apr 2020
The corona bubble: are we overreacting?
Global Economy

The corona bubble: are we overreacting?

Our response to the coronavirus pandemic resembles the inverse of a speculative mania, says Edward Chancellor.
26 Mar 2020
Why bitcoin isn’t money
Bitcoin

Why bitcoin isn’t money

Cryptocurrency speculators claim that bitcoin and its peers will mean the end of state-controlled money. That’s economically and politically impossibl…
9 Feb 2018
Carillion’s collapse shows the perils of financial engineering
Stocks and shares

Carillion’s collapse shows the perils of financial engineering

On the surface, Carillion looked healthy, but the ugly truth is that the construction firm was little more than a zombie, says Edward Chancellor.
26 Jan 2018
Bitcoin: a mania that can only end in disaster
Economy

Bitcoin: a mania that can only end in disaster

Bitcoin is a classic bubble and it’s about to pop, says financial historian Edward Chancellor.
21 Dec 2017
We face a bigger threat than 1987
Economy

We face a bigger threat than 1987

After the 1987 crash, many expected the worst, says Edward Chancellor. Investors would be wise to be on their guard in case it happens again.
29 Oct 2017
The Trumping of the rent-seekers
Economy

The Trumping of the rent-seekers

Trump’s assault on vested interests won him the White House. Now we must see if he will grab the opportunity to really make America great again, says …
11 Nov 2016
Zero-coupon perpetual bonds: this April Fool is no joke
Economy

Zero-coupon perpetual bonds: this April Fool is no joke

When the US Treasury considered zero-coupon perpetual bonds years ago, it was greeted as a joke. Not now, says Edward Chancellor.
19 Aug 2016
Central bankers are destroying capitalism
Economy

Central bankers are destroying capitalism

If central bankers push interest rates any lower, they risk undermining the social order upon which the capitalist system rests, says Ed Chancellor.
29 Jul 2016
Lessons from the Gilded Age
Economy

Lessons from the Gilded Age

Mass immigration has led to populism across Europe. The best way to tackle that, says Ed Chancellor, is to address the festering problem of inequality…
15 Jul 2016
John Bull called the EU vote right
Economy

John Bull called the EU vote right

The market turmoil unleashed by the EU vote could help to put the economy on a sounder footing, says Edward Chancellor.
1 Jul 2016
Why I voted for Brexit
Economy

Why I voted for Brexit

The ideals of the Enlightenment support Britain leaving the European Union, says Edward Chancellor. Not the other way around.
24 Jun 2016
Why I voted for Brexit: an enlightened rationale
Features

Why I voted for Brexit: an enlightened rationale

Voting to leave the EU is not an act of petty nationalism, says Edward Chancellor, it is firmly in the tradition of one of the Enlightenment’s greates…
16 Jun 2016
House prices: supply is not the problem
Economy

House prices: supply is not the problem

It might appear that a shortage of new houses to blame for Britain's high house prices. But that's not the real reason, says Edward Chancellor.
20 May 2016
The great pensions bubble
Economy

The great pensions bubble

Today’s workers count the pensions they are promised as part of their wealth. Edward Chancellor explains why that's optimistic to say the least.
15 Apr 2016
A history lesson for modern central bankers
Economy

A history lesson for modern central bankers

Three hundred years ago, France embarked on a scheme to boost economic growth and lower interest rates with printed money. Sound familiar?
25 Mar 2016
Why I’m cheering gold’s fall – and how to profit from it
Share tips

Why I’m cheering gold’s fall – and how to profit from it

The gold price has fallen and miners have gone to the wall. But that spells opportunity for nimbler prospectors, says Edward Chancellor.
3 Dec 2015