Pearls and Irritations provides the following links for weekend reading:
Australian dollar looks set to drop – Ian Verrender (ABC News). Ian Verrender raises the issues we don’t want to discuss: our debt and dependence on commodities . Way back in the dim dark ages, a strong currency was a matter of national pride. But that mentality is out of style, and economists may be breathing a sigh of relief now interest rates and commodity prices are threatening to sink the Australian dollar.
In an interview with Phillip Adams, Barry Jones (former ALP President and Science Minister in the Hawke Government) speaks about his ideas to re-invigorate Australian politics to make headway on presently deadlocked issues.