With Iran needing somewhere around $135 per barrel for its budget to breakeven, it would be the biggest beneficiary of a diplomatic accord with the west.
Yale Professor of philosophy Thomas Pogge has developed a solution to this paradigm of pharmaceutical development - the 'Health Impact Fund'.
The key reason why he got involved in banking was because he knew nothing about banking; not knowing can be a blessing. You learn on your own.
Despite what appears to be a saturated oil market in 2014, oil producers around the world will struggle to meet rising demand over the next few decades.
Short sellers are even stepping up their positions against oil field service companies as they sense an opportunity.
I wouldn't be at all surprised if those without smart phones aren't considered 'poor', and indeed handicapped in all sorts of ways.
Rather than globalisation increasing economic inequality, it has been the incomplete and restricted nature of globalisation that has spurred this trend.
Voters should also ask whether last century's government ownership model is still the best way to deliver services.
The shale revolution's sweet spot is oilfield services, the lower-risk backbone of the American oil and gas boom that pays off regardless of a play's economics.
Labor and the Greens should send a signal to the electorate that essentially administrative policies like indexation should be above political opportunism.
Governments should ensure that a great education is available to every poor kid in Australia. But there is no need for governments to own a single school or employ a single teacher to achieve this.
Reform of the Australian federation should not serve as the stalking horse for worsening our already uncompetitive taxation burdens.