27 November 2021
Olaf Scholz managed to put together an improbably ambitious coalition, but there is reason to be sceptical.
21 November 2021
The current Covid-19 wave has hit Germany particularly hard, and has exposed weaknesses in how the country is governed.
14 November 2021
Crypto and artificial intelligence are biggest political disruptors of our time.
07 November 2021
Why it is not a bad thing for EU and UK to reset their relationship, and start with a clean slate.
31 October 2021
Beware of allowing hindsight bias to get in the way of your political judgement
24 October 2021
Inflation models are worse then useless. They make central banks complancent.
17 October 2021
Olaf Scholz' traffic light coalition will focus on domestic investment, not EU reform.
10 October 2021
The German constitutional court pronouncements were nowhere near as extreme as what happened in Poland last week. But years of anti-European legal rhetoric in Germany has created fertile ground for secessionist juridical decisions elsewhere.
03 October 2021
The big issue for the next generation of German leaders is not macroeconomics or European integration, but technological decline.
26 September 2021
Inflation denial comes in stages. Central banks are well past the first.
19 September 2021
The Europeans have misread Biden and misjudged Johnson. A bad combination
12 September 2021
Forced vaccination could turn a small movement of anti-vaxxers into a larger coalition.
03 September 2021
The German finance minister has been at the centre of the worst economic policy decisions in Germany over the last 20 years.
27 August 2021
At a time of shock and terror, it is worth reflecting on two unknown works by Carl von Clausewitz, on the art of the small war.
25 July 2021
The political cost of the US/German deal on Nord Stream 2 will vastly exceed its commercial benefits.
16 July 2021
Climate change is a challenge that requires single-minded determination and political leadership, not diffuse agendas and bullet points.
11 July 2021
A central bank's job is to stabilise prices. If it tries to save the planet as well, it will fail in both tasks.
03 July 2021
The average is a poor statistic to explain climate change. And a disaster to communicate it.
26 June 2021
Angela Merkel is the most over-rated politician of our time.
18 June 2021
Why co-opting industry into the Green agenda is a mistake.
12 June 2021
The Glorious Green Revolution in Germany is most likely postponed.
05 June 2021
The answer is No. But it is not the entire answer.
29 May 2021
Economic sanctions against Belarus will work only if extended to Russia. Otherwise, they will have the opposite effect.
21 May 2021
It is still there. But fading.
14 May 2021
The biggest inflation risk is not an overshooting economy, but an overshooting central banker