About the author

John Tilston

<p>John Tilston has over 25 years&rsquo; experience writing for leading financial publications reporting on economies and stock markets from close quarters. He has worked as Melbourne Bureau Chief for the Australian Financial Review; Economics Editor for Business Day; and London-based Economics News Editor for Dow Jones Newswires. He has contributed to New York&#39;s Business Week; the London-based Investors&#39; Chronicle; the Financial Mail in Johannesburg; The Sunday Times; and Finance Week.</p><p>He is the author of four books, most recently: NIMBY! Aligning regional economic development practice to the realities of the 21st Century. Others are Meanjin to Brisvegas: Brisbane&rsquo;s journey from colonial backwater to new world city; How to explain why you&rsquo;re vegetarian to you dinner guests (published in Japan, 2004); and a work of historical fiction, Churchill&rsquo;s Mole Hunt (novel) (2006)</p>