Editor's Picks

In this week's essential reading guide, Kohler dissects the US debt dramas, Burgess looks at Labor's black comedy, Koukoulas tackles the US' ongoing fiscal challenges and Gottliebsen reckons Abbott could learn from Obama.

Suspense! Action! And a Hollywood ending
Alan Kohler
Playing to a tight script, the Republicans and Democrats struck a last-minute deal to avoid a default. But this drama is sure to have a sequel.

How to spot a housing bubble before it bursts
Steve Keen
It would seem that commentators can only spot a housing bubble after it has burst. This time, they’d do well to consider the statistics.



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