In principle, if Australia was run with a lean government, Canberra should be a regional town winning the occasional Tidy Town award.
Our editors look back to previous periods in politics and history to discover the parallels with today’s market and how this can help your investing.
History doesn’t repeat, as writer Mark Twain once wrote, but it rhymes. For an entertaining and informative romp through financial disasters and bull markets of yesteryear, plus the legendary investors who made a fortune and the foolish knaves who lost their shirts, read on…
Deciding how much intolerance you can tolerate in a liberal society is not an easy question to answer. Let’s hope the debate in Australia is spirited…
Today, banks are more powerful than ever, not least because nation states have expanded their reach into public and private life to record levels.
Civilisation (including the rules we associate with modern democratic governments) makes possible trade, commerce and entrepreneurship. This allows people to become wealthy…
Snowden declared war on the entire US national security system. He did this by stealing the crown jewels, the equivalent of the crown jewels in information.
So much money is fleeing China…that it is distorting the global economy, particularly in the art market and with real estate booms.
Russia and its supporters have nothing to gain from attacking civilians. Russia and Putin were winning the propaganda war until recently…
Among all the discussion, on the 100th anniversary year of the First World War, appeared a new booklet by French economist and journalist Philippe Simonnot.
Free minds and free markets are virtues. Nobody cares about them either. Not in America. We have the schools to shackle minds.
We opened Hillary Clinton’s book so you don’t have to. The book, called Hard Choices, is hard to pick up. And easy to put down.
The incompetence behind the Federal Reserve’s economic forecasts, clearly, it never knows what is coming. Today, we show what its policies have wrought.
A modern democracy is a two-way street. You have to buy as well as sell. All very well to offer your services to the 1%. But don’t forget the 99% who will decide an election.
Demographics determine the supply and demand of shares. You buy shares in middle age and sell them in retirement. At least that’s the tendency of a generation as a whole.
As Australia’s Treasury Secretary put it, Australian’s are suffering from a ‘reality gap’ when it comes to the government’s finances.