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."

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Niall Ferguson: A Thief in Rusty Armour

The world-renowned Harvard historian has an interesting op-ed in The Australian today that offers a withering critique of the standard economic narrative (he also kindly references me). Have a read here. The article to which Niall refers is also here.