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In this week's essential reading guide, Kohler looks at John Edwards' take on the mining boom, Bartholomeusz eyes the future crisis at Australia Post, and Burgess asks if the 'religious left' pose a threat to Tony Abbott.

Edwards takes aim at our cherished gloom
Alan Kohler

John Edwards' message about Australia will greatly inconvenience the doom merchants in parliament.

Don't be afraid of the big, bad Bitcoin
Supratim Adhikari
Financial institutions should stop thinking of Bitcoin as a currency and instead view it as a stepping stone to building better payment platforms.

Labor must find its missing moral backbone
Michael Gawenda
While Tony Abbott makes false connections between asylum seekers and homegrown jihadists, Labor remains silent. In doing so, it is dooming itself to political irrelevance.

Does a 'religious left' threaten Abbott?
Rob Burgess
Politically significant religious leaders may find reason to put aside their differences with the progressive left and push a joint agenda for social change.

Is investing in Alibaba too risky?
Fergus Ryan
Will foreign investors own their shares in the e-commerce giant, or will they be controlled in China? Or will it be both, or neither?

Alarm bells ringing at Australia Post
Stephen Bartholomeusz
The future financial crisis at the organisation is much closer than even the most pessimistic observers believed.

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Abbott's Alan Jones script has just been destroyed
Tristan Edis
Solar and wind are expensive and driving up electricity bills - that's meant to be the script for the government's review of the Renewable Energy Target. Just one problem - their hand-picked economic modeller has just torn up the script

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