Maybe we shouldn't be idolising the UK economy quite so much. Plus other business tidbits of the day.
Freelance journalist Alan Austin compares France's economy under its Socialist government with the United Kingdom's under the Conservatives.
The US Federal Reserve and the Reserve Bank of Australia are both expecting solid economic growth over the next year or so. But it's a different matter entirely in the UK, which is a basket case.
Don't sneer at Alan Jones -- without his long-running campaign against coal seam gas, would the issue have come to the attention of the federal government? Plus other political issues of the day.
The downgrade of the UK's credit rating again demonstrates how austerity can't even achieve its intended fiscal goals, let alone protect an economy. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.
David Cameron's coalition government has brought in a risky political budget.
The government of the United Kingdom has pulled off one of the great political con jobs, writes David Ritter from London.
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