Tag Archives: South Africa

Oil price vulnerability demands a united front

The cost of oil will kill our economy if we don’t do something about it, says a Tasmanian government report. [17 December 2013 | Peter Boyer] The challenges facing Nelson Mandela as the first president of a unified South Africa … Continue reading

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Beware the bedtime stories

As the contrarian movement seeks to lull us to sleep with false reassurances, the IEA adds its voice to a rising tide of concern. [22 November 2011 | Peter Boyer] There’s an old-fashioned view that blokes and bedside stories don’t … Continue reading

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