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."

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

BK brilliant on population--everyone else should get a policy. Why aren't folks referencing the new analysis on this?

Bernard Keane makes another excellent contribution to the population debate, which I helped kick-off over at Crikey with this piece. Expect to see an enormous disconnect between the public rhetoric and the practical actions in this space. There is, interestingly, some new analysis of the importance of population growth that only one journalist I know of has thus far referenced. I will try and come back to it later...