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Matthew Lynn

Matthew Lynn is a columnist for Bloomberg, and writes weekly commentary syndicated in papers such as the Daily Telegraph, Die Welt, the Sydney Morning Herald, the South China Morning Post and the Miami Herald. He is also an associate editor of Spectator Business, and a regular contributor to The Spectator. Before that, he worked for the business section of the Sunday Times for ten years. 

He has written books on finance and financial topics, including Bust: Greece, The Euro and The Sovereign Debt Crisis and The Long Depression: The Slump of 2008 to 2031. Matthew is also the author of the Death Force series of military thrillers and the founder of Lume Books, an independent publisher.

Why it’s right to scrap the bankers’ bonus cap
UK Economy

Why it’s right to scrap the bankers’ bonus cap

Scrapping the bankers’ bonus cap will annoy Brussels, says Matthew Lynn. And while we’re at it, he says, we may as well get rid of a load of other EU …
22 Sep 2022
Why venture capitalists should stop hero-worshipping celebrities
Stocks and shares

Why venture capitalists should stop hero-worshipping celebrities

Venture capitalists get all star struck when the celebrities turn up. But, while backing superstars may be attractive, it will not be good for profits…
17 Sep 2022
Why France's plan to monopolise air travel should be grounded
Economy

Why France's plan to monopolise air travel should be grounded

The French president’s plan to create a new EU-wide airline monopoly would be a disaster for the industry, says Matthew Lynn.
8 Sep 2022
How millennial entrepreneurs are ruining the work ethic
Global Economy

How millennial entrepreneurs are ruining the work ethic

Millennial entrepreneurs flush with cash are undermining the work ethic. That is a dangerous trend, says Matthew Lynn.
3 Sep 2022
Who would buy Manchester United? It's not worth it
Stockmarkets

Who would buy Manchester United? It's not worth it

The Glazer family has indicated that it might be willing to sell its controlling stake in Manchester United. But who would buy the club? Its glory day…
25 Aug 2022
How Disney reclaimed its crown as Netflix faltered
Stockmarkets

How Disney reclaimed its crown as Netflix faltered

Media giant Disney was late to the video streaming party. But sometimes the latecomers have the advantage, says Matthew Lynn.
19 Aug 2022
Why China will remain an economic powerhouse
Global Economy

Why China will remain an economic powerhouse

Some analysts think China is on a path to economic disaster. They are kidding themselves, says Matthew Lynn. He explains why China is not in any type …
13 Aug 2022
Brace yourself for the return of rationing
Economy

Brace yourself for the return of rationing

Russia is turning off the cheap energy. That is already leading to belt-tightening, says Matthew Lynn. Who will suffer most, and which sectors will th…
5 Aug 2022
Why Big Tech’s move into medicine is a mistake
Tech stocks

Why Big Tech’s move into medicine is a mistake

The big tech companies have long wanted a slice of the medical action, and now they are moving in. They are making a big mistake and will fae a huge b…
30 Jul 2022
The lesson from the Uber lobbying scandal
Economy

The lesson from the Uber lobbying scandal

Tech firms should openly stand up for free markets, says Matthew Lynn. Uber’s mistake was that it chose to stay in the shadows while lobbying politici…
23 Jul 2022
The tax cut that would do most good
Tax

The tax cut that would do most good

Tory leadership candidates are promising tax cuts. Matthew Lynn explains which one the winner should prioritise.
14 Jul 2022
Why there were no buyers for the sale of Boots
Retail stocks

Why there were no buyers for the sale of Boots

Boots is a dull and boring business, says Matthew Lynn. It should focus on beauty and healthcare to spruce itself up.
10 Jul 2022
Ray Dalio’s shrewd $10bn bet on the collapse of European stocks
European stockmarkets

Ray Dalio’s shrewd $10bn bet on the collapse of European stocks

Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater hedge fund is putting its money on a collapse in European stocks. It’s likely to pay off, says Matthew Lynn.
3 Jul 2022
Why a recession will do us good
UK Economy

Why a recession will do us good

A period of slimming down is always painful, but it leaves us healthier for the long run, says Matthew Lynn.
26 Jun 2022
Cost of living crisis: we can’t borrow our way out of this
UK Economy

Cost of living crisis: we can’t borrow our way out of this

Racking up debt to deal with a cost of living crisis is crazy, says Matthew Lynn. We should cut our coat according to our cloth.
18 Jun 2022
Why UK companies should lean in and poach Sheryl Sandberg
People

Why UK companies should lean in and poach Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg has quit Facebook. Now’s the time for corporate Britain to move in and poach her says Matthew Lynn.
11 Jun 2022
Allianz's $6bn scandal exposes Germany's cosy corruption
EU Economy

Allianz's $6bn scandal exposes Germany's cosy corruption

Allianz’s $6bn scandal is just the latest example of wrongdoing by a major German company.
2 Jun 2022
How the West can win Putin’s war on food
Global Economy

How the West can win Putin’s war on food

The West could easily make up the shortfall if it let the free market rip, says Matthew Lynn.
28 May 2022
Let’s adjust to living with Covid and get Britain back to work
UK Economy

Let’s adjust to living with Covid and get Britain back to work

The Covid-19 era is over, leaving a stagnant and lethargic workforce in its wake. It’s time to wake up, says Matthew Lynn.
25 May 2022
Tech stock crash – dotcom bust 2.0 is upon us
Tech stocks

Tech stock crash – dotcom bust 2.0 is upon us

It’s carnage in the tech sector as the market crashes. But that spells opportunity for canny investors, says Matthew Lynn
19 May 2022
Get set for another debt binge as real interest rates fall
UK Economy

Get set for another debt binge as real interest rates fall

Despite the fuss about rising interest rates, they’re falling in real terms. That will blow up a wild bubble, says Matthew Lynn.
15 May 2022
Why Elon Musk's Twitter takeover could mark the end of the reign of the CEO
Stockmarkets

Why Elon Musk's Twitter takeover could mark the end of the reign of the CEO

The overlords of the corporate world have had their day, says Matthew Lynn. Long live the Technokings!
8 May 2022
Why new technology will pump up inflation
Inflation

Why new technology will pump up inflation

New technology will make it easier to sneak through price rises without anyone really noticing, says Matthew Lynn.
1 May 2022
Why France's soaring debt is a real risk no matter who is president
EU Economy

Why France's soaring debt is a real risk no matter who is president

The result of France's presidential election matters less than the state of its public finances, says Matthew Lynn
24 Apr 2022
Private equity opportunities in Japan for investors
Japan stockmarkets

Private equity opportunities in Japan for investors

Private equity is eyeing up the country and moving in to break apart giants. That will be great for investors, says Matthew Lynn.
17 Apr 2022
Why investing in SPACs is a big gamble
Investments

Why investing in SPACs is a big gamble

They were always a waste of money, and that reality is dawning. It would be mad to join the party now, says Matthew Lynn.
8 Apr 2022
Four options for the sale of Chelsea FC
UK Economy

Four options for the sale of Chelsea FC

The UK's sanctioning of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich resulted in Chelsea going up for sale. Matthew Lynn explains four options that should be consid…
2 Apr 2022
The stockmarket needs more unlikely deals like AMC's mining punt
Stockmarkets

The stockmarket needs more unlikely deals like AMC's mining punt

AMC’s investment in a gold miner is hard to justify, but companies should be a bit bolder, says Matthew Lynn
27 Mar 2022
The mistakes pharmaceutical companies made with their Covid vaccines
Biotech stocks

The mistakes pharmaceutical companies made with their Covid vaccines

Covid-19 looked as if it would mark the start of a golden age for the pharmaceutical industry. It’s not worked out that way, says Matthew Lynn.
19 Mar 2022
Why Rishi Sunak must tighten the government’s purse strings
UK Economy

Why Rishi Sunak must tighten the government’s purse strings

We can’t turn to the printing press every time there’s a crisis. It’s time to face up to reality, says Matthew Lynn.
13 Mar 2022
The US Federal Reserve must fight its own battles
US Economy

The US Federal Reserve must fight its own battles

Getting involved in other political fights will undermine the credibility of America's central bank – and that could affect us all, says Matthew Lynn.
6 Mar 2022
Why the EU should fear an exodus of Big Tech companies
Tech stocks

Why the EU should fear an exodus of Big Tech companies

Politicians are making the EU a hostile environment for Big Tech. It would be wise to tread more carefully, says Matthew Lynn.
20 Feb 2022
Lidl’s secret sauce – why you should buy bottom feeders
Retail stocks

Lidl’s secret sauce – why you should buy bottom feeders

Piling it high and selling it cheap is not the easy money-making strategy it might seem. Buy up those who can do it well, says Matthew Lynn.
13 Feb 2022
Companies can't ride out inflation by raising prices
Inflation

Companies can't ride out inflation by raising prices

Companies that think they can simply ride out inflation by putting up prices are in for a wake-up call, says Matthew Lynn.
6 Feb 2022
The state-backed “gigafactory”: all aboard the next Concorde
UK Economy

The state-backed “gigafactory”: all aboard the next Concorde

State functionaries do not have a good record of picking winners. That won’t stop them doing it again
30 Jan 2022
Why GSK should turn down Unilever’s billions
UK stockmarkets

Why GSK should turn down Unilever’s billions

Unilever has offered GSK £50bn for its consumer division. But while the cash will be a temptation, the deal is not in the interests of shareholders or…
22 Jan 2022