Here, in this strange little corner of the planet, we have what is risibly termed a 'two-speed' economy. That's wrong of course; 'stagnant' isn't a speed, it's a state of being.
So, to be accurate, we have a dichotomous economy - one part, the mining sector and everything remotely connected with it, is belting along with a full head of steam.
The rest: the retail sector, home-building, construction, tourism, you and me, well, we're mostly not. We’... continue reading