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."

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Turnbull: "the slightly better than thoroughly anaemic profits tax"

The other side of the retrospective uber-profits-tax. Tanner did a good job of explaining this on a terrific episode of the ABC's Q&A the other night. Having said that, big bad Joe held his own and handled one of the smartest guys on the hill as well as anyone could...