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, July 21, 2010

Peter Martin is right: we should be gearing up today to liberate the future

While I am not so sure about the NBN, I am certain we need a truck-load of new public infrastrucutre. The Commonwealth should be prudently gearing up to prepare for a population that is going to be at least 60 per cent bigger than today's size in 40 years time. One of Peter's best columns here.