Media chat a worry: Dryblower

THREE years into the greatest mining boom in history and Dryblower is flummoxed. On one hand he reads in Australia’s national business daily, the Financial Review, that it’s “irrefutable”, we are in a mining boom. On the other, he reads a learned paper by Natexis Commodity Markets that “there is scope for a significant correction in prices”.

Tiptoeing around the delicate question of criticising fellow scribblers, Dryblower cannot avoid observing that the newspaper’s official declaration of the boom is a bit like opening a bridge a couple