This week we've lined up five must-read pieces including Alan Kohler on the market's failures, Robert Gottliebsen on shrinking super funds, Stephen Bartholomeusz on IAG and Tony Boyd on the great Apple iPhone rip-off.

When systems fail
Alan Kohler
Pointed criticisms about the failure of the market have emerged to remind us that we could be at the beginning of a long and drawn out global slowdown. It's a message that has largely been ignored.

Honey, I shrunk the super
Robert Gottliebsen
The falling sharemarket and bleak economic outlook is going to be the catalyst for some very uncomfortable conversations between couples about the state of their financial affairs.

IAG's day of trepidation
Stephen Bartholomeusz
IAG CEO Mike Wilkins announced an earnings downgrade, a dividend cut, the scrapping of an expansion strategy and a new business model – and got away with it.

The great Apple iPhone rip-off
Tony Boyd
You won't believe your eyes when you see the payment plans for the new Apple iPhone. It shouldn't come as any great surprise though, Australian telcos have been fleecing customers for years.

Isabelle Oderberg
Tiger Airways' Australian boss says the company will shortly be announcing its second base, despite the oil-price woes afflicting the sector.

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