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."

Saturday, June 19, 2010

2x Vanity Fair must reads (including all the politicos)...First is on the guy who *really* picked the GFC.

The first is an outstanding article by Michael Lewis on the guy who first picked the sub-prime crisis. And no, he is not some spruiky academic economist. He is, however, a young guy with Aspergers who made a billion bucks. The second, also by Michael Lewis, is on America's new oligarch, BlackRock's Larry Fink.