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.
Views on the Australia-Japan FTA are sharply divided, but deciding if it's a net win for Australia puts the spotlight on bilateral agreements and their impact on the development of regional trade blocs.
Imbalances spotlighted by the Financial Services Inquiry could throw up plenty of nasty political problems for Joe Hockey - including the question of why the sector's so disproportionately tilted towards housing.
On both sides of government, some politicians act in the best interests of the nation and the economy. Others are simply fixated with booting out the ‘wrong kind’ of people on the other side of the fence.