Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most experienced commentators and journalists. Alan is the founder of Eureka Report, Australia’s most successful investment newsletter, and Business Spectator, a 24-hour free business news and commentary website. He also hosts Inside Business, a half-hour Sunday programme on the ABC, is the finance presenter on the ABC News - and producer of the nightly graph (or two).
In this week’s essential reading guide Kohler devises a quick fix to ballooning super charges, Gawenda charts capitalism’s new era, Bartholomeusz watches as NBN Co ups the ante and Burgess explains Hockey’s pensions debate.
As the Scottish referendum looms, the UK is spruiking the EU’s benefits to Europhile Scots while lambasting it to sceptics. And Scotland wants to retain both EU and English ties on its own idiosyncratic terms.
The centenary of World War I will see many commentators looking to draw parallels between the political ructions of today's Europe and the calamity that led to the Great War. It should not be used as justification for failing European integration.
Facing a threat from the UK Independence Party at the next British election, David Cameron has embraced his true conservative roots, creating an old-fashioned election battle between the left and the right.