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Holiday reading – Till Time’s Last Sand: A History of the Bank of England 1694-2013

Over the Christmas and New Year break, I finishing reading Till Time’s Last Sand, British historian David Kynaston’s masterful history of the Bank of England, covering its first 320 years since its establishment in 1694, when incidentally it became the … Continue reading

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Edward St redevelopment: Exciting opportunities for Brisbane’s future

This post is co-authored by my friend Dr Parisa Mahyari, who is a Brisbane-based expert on luxury branding and a property market analyst. For some time now, Edward St has been associated with luxury brands such as Hugo Boss and … Continue reading

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Recommended reading on Keynes as a Universal Man

One of the best books of the year is Richard Davenport-Hines’s Universal Man: The Seven Lives of John Maynard Keynes. These seven lives are: altruist, boy prodigy, official, public man, lover, connoisseur and envoy. The book emphasises Keynes as a … Continue reading

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RACQ should push for demand management options such as congestion pricing

I was surprised by this view attributed to RACQ Executive Manager Michael Roth in the Brisbane Times article Brisbane drivers spend three days a year stuck in traffic: Mr Roth said there were two ways to prevent worsening congestion rates … Continue reading

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