EDITORS' PICKS: Crisis continues

In your essential weekly briefing, Kohler explains why the US will need multiple bailout packages, Gottliebsen looks closely at the Paulson plan and Bartholomeusz examines Warren Buffett's big investment in Goldman Sachs.

Paulson's plan is just the beginning
Alan Kohler
Markets are optimistic that the Paulson Plan will be passed in time to prevent a global financial collapse. But if the rescue is to be lasting, the next US administration will have to supplement it with other major initiatives.

Why Paulson must prevail
Robert Gottliebsen
The fall in US housing starts, along with the 30 per cent fall in house values in many areas, clearly show why the Paulson Plan must succeed – and why it will not suddenly restore the US economy to health.

Buffett shifts from fear to greed
Stephen Bartholomeusz
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett could prove to be the ultimate bellwether for Wall Street after making a multi-billion dollar investment in Goldman Sachs.

Fighting for the Future Fund
Tony Boyd
Future Fund chief David Murray is keen to maintain the fund's independence, saying parliamentary involvement in investment decisions could threaten returns.

Curing clean-tech myopia
Giles Parkinson
Australia is at the forefront of responsible investment, so why is it lagging the world in investing in the booming clean-tech sector?