The author has been described by News Ltd as an "iconoclast", "Svengali", a pollie's "economist muse", and "pungently accurate". Fairfax says he is a "Renaissance man" and "one of Australia’s most respected analysts." Stephen Koukoulas concludes that he is "85% right", and "would make a great Opposition leader." Terry McCrann claims the author thinks "‘nuance’ is a trendy village in the south of France", but can be "scintillating" when he thinks "clearly". The ACTU reckons he’s "an enigma wrapped in a Bloomberg terminal, wrapped in some apparently well-honed abs."

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I now put MBT at an 80% probability of staying

The print press continues its very slow, inevitable coverage of this issue in the Herald Sun today. They have the temerity to say, "The Sunday Telegraph can reveal Mr Turnbull is genuinely contemplating running again." Sorry guys, but Crikey scooped that one weeks ago. With Andrew Leigh now buttressing the ALP, the Libs are in desperate need of MBT's talents, and some. As an unrelated aside, I am reading a great book--Decoding Reality: the universe as quantum information, which I downloaded on my Kindle while reading a review in The Economist. I was thinking, however, that it would be much more convenient to do all of this and be able to watch Kerry O'Brien's interview with Obama. Enter the Ipad. Joshua Gans has lots of good Ipad reviews over at Core Economics.