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Andrew Leigh on Whitlam's economic legacy

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Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh interviewed Gough Whitlam for his honours thesis on tariff reform. He says despite Whitlam's poor reputation in economic management, there was much to admire.

An Australian geek's Snapchat payday

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Perth's Jeremy Liew has a knack for spotting the next big thing in Silicon Valley and with his punt on Snapchat paying off, the self-described 'math geek' has his eyes set on another target.

Will.i.am launches Puls: Just don't call it a smartwatch

The multi-platinum selling superstar has boldly stepped into the wearables market and he just might be on to a winner.

The men who want to get rid of banks

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PayPal's co-founder expects his new start-up to write $US100m of personal loans in 12 months. He's one in an army of entrepreneurs with established bank margins in their sights.

PayPal's founders and Bitcoin's 'ridiculous' status

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Despite Bitcoin's notorious volatility, Silicon Valley investors believe the cryptocurrency has enormous potential to fix the financial system and thrive in emerging markets.

Australia's dangerous dividend obsession

A new study has revealed that investors' obsession with dividends is harming the future growth prospects of Australian listed companies.

The new executive skillset: Code

As digital disruption hits almost every industry, executives are now adding web coding to their management toolbox.

Australia's problem housing investors

The RBA has signaled its intent to target the housing investors it feels are putting Australian economic growth at risk. James Glynn from the Wall Street Journal explains how.

Value stocks in a falling market

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Stocks in Value's David Walker explains why the share market has fallen five per cent in a month and offers up some suggestions on where to find growth.

Stocks to buck the downward trend

Stocks in Value's David Walker explains why the share market has fallen five per cent in a month and offers up some suggestions on where to find growth.

Should we be worried about falling wages?

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The head of the International Labour Organization argues that the global trend towards wage stagnation will have profound impacts on wage inequality and growth.

Fat cats get trimmed

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With CEO salaries now at their lowest level in a decade, Australian superannuation funds are getting more bang for their buck according to Gordon Hagart, CEO of the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors.

Sydney to run out of gas by 2016: Liveris

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CEO of Dow says critical shortage of gas will affect energy supply, jobs unless moratorium lifted on natural gas fracking.

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In this week's essential reading guide, Kohler keeps an eye on Treasury Wine, Bartholomeusz looks at CBA's earnings report and Burgess tackles the hypocrisy surrounding politicians' wealth.

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In this week's essential reading guide, Kohler looks at Telstra's options, Bartholomeusz appraises Jeff Kennett's role at Coles and Burgess calculates the worth of Tony Abbott's elite education.

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In this week's essential reading guide, Kohler sets his sights on the BCA, Bartholomeusz looks at board independence and Burgess examines Australia's bungled budgets.

Is a local naval defence industry worth the investment?

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With reports the government is considering switching construction of three warfare destroyers from its own shipbuilder in Adelaide to UK owned BAE, this video with Simon Cowan from the Centre for Independent Studies investigates why Australia's defence spending needs to be re-examined.

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In this week's essential reading guide, Kohler takes on the bears, Gottliebsen analyses infrastructure investment and Bartholomeusz weighs up the risk of another financial crisis.

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In this week's essential reading guide, Kohler looks at the retirement village industry, Gottliebsen weighs up the union inquiry and Bartholomeusz analyses the Murray financial inquiry's interim report.

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In this week's essential reading guide, Kohler tackles the great retirement rort, Gottliebsen analyses the future for building cartels and Bartholomeusz appraises Country Road.

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